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NEWS FLASH: Smoking is no longer cool

Written by: Filip Troicki, MD Radiation Oncologist with Agnesian HealthCare Cancer Care It’s official. If you smoke, you are no longer cool. Smoking is out. Cities all across the nation have implemented rules to prevent people from hanging onto the bad habit of smoking. If you want to eat out, go to see a movie, even go bowling, you [...]

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Audio Blog: An Interview with Dr. Filip Troicki

Dr. Filip Troicki, a radiation oncologist with Agnesian HealthCare at the Agnesian Cancer Center, discusses the importance of colon cancer screenings, as March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month across the country. Dr. Troicki also talks about fit kits and the Living Smart event taking place the first week of April.

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Lung Cancer Screening for High Risk Individuals

Lung cancer is the third highest diagnosed cancer in Fond du Lac County, and is the leading cause of cancer death in Fond du Lac County and the state of Wisconsin. Often times, lung cancer has very few symptoms or the symptoms are the same as what smokers already have. Until recently, there hasn’t been [...]

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Cognitive therapy after cancer treatment

Many people receiving cancer treatments notice changes in their thinking and memory abilities. This may be caused by increased stress and anxiety, fatigue, poor sleep, changes in your blood chemistry, medication side effects or hormonal changes. People often report a sense of feeling more disorganized, more easily distracted, more forgetful. They also describe difficulty paying [...]

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Oral care during chemo and radiation therapy

Written by: Ann Sorgent, Clinical Supervisor at Agnesian Cancer Center, Medical Oncology One of the side effects which patients find uncomfortable during chemotherapy or radiation therapy is the development of mouth sores. Although there are several prescription options available to patients with this condition – called oral mucositis – the best medicine for mild cases are the [...]

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Nurses receive award as most ethical profession

Written by: Ann Sorgent, Clinical Supervisor at Agnesian Cancer Center, Medical oncology I received a very nice e-mail from Dr. Joel Lundberg the other week. It was the announcement that once again nurses had received the top spot as the most trustworthy profession, having received the number one ranking in a survey of more than 1,000 [...]

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Agnesian HealthCare introduces new cancer treatment to battle liver cancer

Battling liver cancer? Running out of options for treatment? Agnesian Cancer Care Services now offers a new option to help liver cancer patients when other options have run out. While this innovative treatment is not curative, it can extend a person’s life or serve as a bridge until a liver transplant is possible. Agnesian HealthCare [...]

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The cervix is a female organ that connects the vagina to the uterus. While cervical cancer often times does not have any symptoms, the good news is that cervical cancer can be easily diagnosed with a Pap test. Regular Pap tests help to detect the cervical cancer at an [...]

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Garlic – the super food for fighting cancer

Written by: Ann P Sorgent RN, BSN, Clinical Supervisor – Agnesian Cancer Center A study in China has determined that eating raw garlic two times per week may decrease the incidence of lung cancer by 44%!  Even among smokers (who comprise the vast majority of lung cancer cases), there is a reduction in incidence of lung cancer by [...]

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The end of chemo?

Written by: Ann P Sorgent RN, BSN, Clinical Supervisor – Agnesian Cancer Center This was the title of an article in the July 29, 2013 issue of TIME magazine, and it provides some interesting thoughts.  Traditionally, cancer patients have been treated with strong medications that were selected for their ability to kill fast-growing cells.  Unfortunately, these medications did [...]

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