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Agnesian HealthCare’s Pink Glove Dance 2015: we dance to honor their fight

It’s time to pull out your favorite dancing shoes, dust them off and dance like everyone is watching! Agnesian HealthCare is excited to start filming its entry for the 2015 Pink Glove Dance. The Pink Glove Dance is a national video competition put on by Medline, which is designed to raise awareness of breast cancer. Organizations [...]

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The importance of sunscreen

You might think that  suntan skin looks good, but it is a sign that your skin has been damaged.  Tan skin isn’t a prevention from sun damage.  Covering up, avoiding exposure and daily use of sunscreen is the only way to protect your skin from damaging rays and age skin prematurely and cause skin cancer. [...]

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Way to go Angelina!

Prevention, prevention, prevention… This is what healthcare should be all about! It is wonderful to see such a popular public figure sharing her most intimate tales to raise awareness about genetic mutations and how they can affect individuals. Actress Angelina Jolie has the BRCA1 gene mutation. BRCA is the “breast cancer” gene that men and [...]

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Early detection is key in colorectal cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. Dr. Richard [...]

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So What’s the Difference?

Radiologist to radiation oncologist to medical oncologist Often times we hear the names of specialty physicians in conversations and it can become very confusing. Without understanding the differences between all the different “ologist’s,” their titles are often misunderstood and when used inappropriately can really change the context of the conversation. So, here is the 101 on cancer [...]

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Cell phones and brain tumors: are they related?

Over the years, there have been conflicting studies on whether or not cell phones cause brain tumors.  New research once again finds that long-term cell phone use is associated with increased risk for some types of brain tumors. The latest study published in Pathophysiology on October 28 revealed that brain tumor risk increases with the [...]

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Precise cancer treatment option

In January 2015, the Agnesian Cancer Center will begin clinically using the Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator.  The TrueBeam is one of the most technologically advanced radiation treatment machines used in today’s cancer treatment.  The TrueBeam offers physicians several imaging options which allow them to see the area that needs to be treated and align the [...]

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January: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical cancer starts when normal cells in the cervix begin to change. When the cells first begin to change, these cells are called pre-cancerous. The pre-cancerous cells can be found early with a pap test before they turn into an invasive cancer. Finding these abnormal cells early allow for treatment options that can stop the progression into cancer. A [...]

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Audio blog: Dr. Troicki discusses radiation therapy at the Agnesian Cancer Center

Recently, Dr. Troicki was interviewed about his work at the Agnesian Cancer Center. Listen in as he discusses radiation therapy, chemotherapy, Protura and other updates on cancer treatment.

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Social Skills Video: Losing a Game

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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