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Cancer Risks – Control What You Can!

Written by: Ann P Sorgent RN, BSN, Clinical Supervisor – Agnesian Cancer Center A paper recently published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention journal discussed studies revealing that the taller a post-menopausal woman is, the greater risk she has of developing cancer.  This discussion was prompted by a recent study of data from over 144,000 women [...]

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Advanced Treatment of Prostate Cancer with Radiation Therapy

There are many different options for treating prostate cancer.  Treatment options are based on several factors including stage, grade and Gleason score.  It is often helpful to get a second opinion when determining which treatment is right for you.  Most curative prostate cancers are treated by Urologists and Radiation Oncologists. One advanced treatment option for [...]

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What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Written by: Dr. Michael Vander Kooy, Radiation Oncologist September is recognized as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Cancer statistics tell us that about one in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about one in 36 men will die from the disease. [...]

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September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Written by:  Ann P Sorgent RN, BSN  Clinical Supervisor – Agnesian Cancer Center Perhaps it is appropriate that September happens to be Blood Cancer Awareness Month since this type of cancer so often seems to strike children as well as adults.  As we ready our children to go back to school, the Leukemia and Lymphoma [...]

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Recommended Screenings by Age – 70s

Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That’s because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions. Adults never outgrow the need [...]

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Cutting Edge Cancer Therapy in Fond du Lac

Written by: Ann P Sorgent RN, BSN  Clinical Supervisor – Agnesian Cancer Center There are times that I am absolutely stunned at the breadth and depth of cancer care services available at the Agnesian Cancer Center, and recently I was reminded again how up to date we really are. In the April 11, 2013 issue [...]

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Care navigation reduces confusion during cancer treatment

Written by: Christine Blonigen, RN, OCN When individuals and families are facing a complicated, chronic or long-term health condition, such as cancer, it can at times be confusing. It can be hard for patients to effectively move through a healthcare experience – knowing what resources to tap into, which providers offer appropriate services, and how [...]

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Recommended Screenings by Age – 60s

Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That’s because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions. In addition to a full [...]

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Radon Detection and Lung Cancer Prevention

Written by: Travis Dash, Pharmacist with Agnesian Health Care Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium within the soil and water. You can’t smell, see or taste radon and it may be an issue within your home. Breathing air that has high levels of radon over many years can [...]

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Recommended Screenings by Age – 50s

Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That’s because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions. In addition to a full [...]

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