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New screening guidelines for cervical cancer

Written by OB and Maternity Care Team on 1/16/2015 3:00:00 PM

The Pap test has been used as the standard screening for cervical cancer. However, two leading medical organizations recommend that an alternative be used.

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American Society for Colpscopy and Cervical Pathology released a report that encourages doctors to use the HPV test in place of the Pap test to screen for cancer. continue reading ...


10 common lung cancer questions

Written by Cancer Care Team on 10/10/2014 6:00:00 AM

Dr. Jack WeiWe sat down with radiation oncologist and certified MD Anderson Cancer Network® physician, Dr. Jack Wei, to discuss questions surrounding the relationship between smoking and lung cancer.

  1. Is there a link between lung cancer and smoking?
  2. Yes, smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer. There can be other factors, but this is the number one cause. continue reading ...

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When should I get a mammogram?

Written by Cancer Care Team on 10/5/2014 6:00:00 AM

Claudia Davis, RN, OCN, CBCN, is an oncology nurse navigator at Community Health Network.

Claudia DavisThere is a lot of information about mammograms available to women, but sorting through the information can be overwhelming. Claudia Davis, registered nurse and manager of the nurse navigator program at Community Healthy Network, answered some of the most common questions about mammograms.

What exactly is a mammogram?
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray exam of the breasts to look for abnormalities. The results are recorded on x-ray film or directly into a computer for a radiologist to examine. A mammogram allows the doctor to have a closer look for changes in breast tissue that cannot be felt during a breast exam. continue reading ...

Tags: breast cancer , mammogram | Posted in: Cancer Care

10 ways to honor a cancer survivor

Written by Cancer Care Team on 10/1/2014 6:00:00 PM

Celebrate a cancer survivor this month

At Community Health Network we believe that cancer survivors should be celebrated each day. If you know someone who is living with a history of cancer, take a moment to honor him or her. Find a way to let them know how happy you are that he or she is in your life. To get you thinking, here are 10 simple ways to honor a cancer survivor: continue reading ...

Tags: breast cancer | Posted in: Cancer Care

Top 10 Hoosier cancers

Written by Cancer Care Team on 8/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

Schedule a lung screening.
If you're a current or past smoker, call at 800-777-7775 or visit us online to schedule a $99 lung screening.

Tags: cancer , lung cancer | Posted in: Cancer Care

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