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The results of the 2013 Pink Glove Dance are in!

We cannot thank our supporters enough! More than 500 dancers, 1,000 pink gloves, and two weeks of voting later… the results are in. The Agnesian HealthCare and Fond du Lac Family YMCA 2013 Pink Glove Dance video ranked 18th nationwide! Nationwide! We like to think our small community in rural Wisconsin has made the cheeseheads [...]

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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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Pink Glove Dance Song Revealed

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Dancing to your own beat?” Don’t fear fellow pink-glovers – you will need to dance solo no more! We are thrilled to announce the official song of the Agnesian HealthCare and the Fond du Lac Family YMCA 2013 Pink Glove Dance, “Carry On” by Fun! “While the song begins [...]

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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 – 40s

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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Know what you need to do: six tips to reduce cancer risk

Written by: Chrissy Boe, Wellness Coordinator at Agnesian HealthCare Though there are many types of cancer, all cancers begin from a mutation of a normal cell. Mutations begin to occur when a cell does not die as it should and new cells continue to produce when the body does not need them. The extra cells [...]

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Men’s Health and Cancer Awareness

Written by:  Heather A Bowen MBA  RT (R)(T)(CT), Supervisor Radiation Oncology June is Men’s Health Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some things men need to know about cancer. In the United States, the risk of men developing cancer is about 50 percent, or one in every two men is at risk. The top five cancer sites [...]

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How to deal with “fogginess” during chemotherapy

Written by: Ann P Sorgent RN, BSN  Clinical Supervisor  at the Agnesian Cancer Center Occasionally, one of our medical oncology patients will report having difficulty with memory and feeling “foggy” during or following their course of chemotherapy.  Especially common are word-finding issues, difficulty with multi-tasking, forgetfulness and trouble concentrating.  Some­times referred to as “chemo-­brain,” chemotherapy-​​related cog­ni­tive impair­ment [...]

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American Cancer Society Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Written by: Kelli Little, Care Navigator at the Agnesian Cancer Center The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year.  Just to highlight a few beginning milestones…. 1913: The American Cancer Society is founded. 1927: Women make noise to save lives. 1946: American Cancer Society launches its ground-breaking research program. 1947: The [...]

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Part III: You’re BUSTED! Breast cancer myths exposed, or are they really myths?

Written by: Stacy Hammack, Senior Mammography Technologist, RT (R)(M) at Ripon Medical Center That pot of coffee that I have every morning or all the caffeinated soft drinks I have in the afternoon will cause me to get breast cancer. Fact: Some research has been done on this topic, and in fact it is suggested that [...]

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