Today is World Cancer Day – a day to celebrate and honor the strength and courage that survivors around the world show every day in their fight against cancer, and to highlight the progress being made to advance treatments for patients. World Cancer Day brings together caregivers, doctors, researchers, family, friends and communities to show the power of working together – as shown in the theme “We Can. I Can.” Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA, put together a video montage of their care teams and colleagues across their global network to encourage patients fighting in their journey and… Read more.
Did you know every three minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer? And that it takes a team approach to more effectively treat blood cancer? That is why Sarah Cannon, HCA’s global cancer enterprise, formed the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network that brings together leading providers of blood cancer care for patients seeking treatment. HCA’s Tulane Medical Center, a member of the Blood Cancer Network, recently announced that it is now internationally recognized by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), the threshold for excellence in blood and marrow transplants. Founded in 1994, Tulane Medical Center’s Bone Marrow… Read more.
October is breast cancer awareness month and gives us an opportunity to reflect on the steps you can take to both prevent and fight breast cancer. Below is an infographic that Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center put together with some helpful information on mammograms.
We’re excited to share that HCA has been named a 2013 Laureate in IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program for a Cancer Navigation Solution to better care for cancer patients throughout treatment. The solution was developed jointly by HCA Information Technology and Services (IT&S) and Sarah Cannon, HCA’s global cancer service line.
My cancer diagnosis came in May of 2007 after months of feeling like something was not right with my health. I was getting sick frequently and the illnesses would linger for weeks at a time. I noticed that the lymph nodes under my jaw and in my neck were enlarged and I was always tired and could not get through an evening without a nap after work. I had seen a doctor for some tests, but nothing significant showed up. A few months later, I asked for a complete physical with blood work and that is when the red flags… Read more.
Cancer is a scary word. It has little regard for the plans you’ve made for your life and the relationships you cherish. As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2012 alone, more than 200,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer; men and women. Still, there is hope. Every day, more and more research is being done to find a cure. The National Breast Care Coalition has even set a deadline for the end of breast cancer – 2020.