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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

St. Elizabeth Physicians: your partner in colorectal health St. Elizabeth Physicians is committed to raising awareness about colorectal cancer in the Tristate area. Every March, St. Elizabeth participates in Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a national effort to educate the public on colorectal cancer warning signs, symptoms and risk factors. Signs to watch for: colorectal cancer  

Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives – Get Screened

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths will occur in the United States in 2018. Kentucky in particular is one of the five states with the highest incidence rate for cancer, with the commonwealth having the highest death rate of all. Cathy Reising, BBA, CTR, Cancer  

Clinical Trials: The Future of Cancer Treatment

Cutting-edge cancer treatment at St. Elizabeth Healthcare St. Elizabeth Healthcare is proud to be at the forefront of cancer care in the Northern Kentucky area. Our dedicated Oncology Team consists of nine medical oncologists, three oncologic breast surgeons, two gynecologic oncology surgeons, three radiation oncologists and four oncology research nurses. Our entire team participates in  

Lung Cancer Screening: Is it for you?

Improving lung cancer survival rates Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women in the United States. This statistic also hits close to home—the commonwealth of Kentucky has one of the highest incidences of lung cancer in the country, killing more people in our commonwealth than the next eight cancers  

Cervical Cancer Awareness: What You Should Know

At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, we want to educate and facilitate early detection and prevention of cancer. January is Cervical Health Awareness month – learn more about cervical cancer symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatment options below and pass along to other females in your life. Cervical Cancer: Symptoms The symptoms of cervical cancer can be  

Quit Smoking in 2018 with the Freshstart Program

What is the Freshstart program? The Freshstart program is a free smoking cessation program developed by the American Cancer Society. The program is offered throughout the year at St. Elizabeth Healthcare locations, including Edgewood, Fort Thomas, Covington, Florence and Grant County, as well as at locations throughout the Northern Kentucky community. Freshstart is the first  

Coping with Cancer During the Holidays

Holidays can be a stressful time of year for any family, but dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. The holiday season is about traditions and celebrations. Sharri Butcher, MSN, RN-C, Nurse Manager for St. Elizabeth Healthcare Cancer Care/Medical Oncology, offered some insights on how to help during the holidays. By providing comfort and  

Cancer Patient gets Valuable Second Opinion at No Extra Cost

David Rankin thought he was pretty healthy for a 71-year-old. Almost every day, he enjoyed taking walks throughout his Erlanger neighborhood, where he lives with his wife Bonnie. One day, after routine bloodwork, David was stunned when his primary care doctor told him that his red blood cell count was too low. “I didn’t even  

Good news about strokes?

Yes! The American Heart Association  (AHA) reports that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by taking these steps: Control your blood pressure Stop smoking Exercise Manage atrial fibrillation With uncontrolled high blood pressure to blame for more than half of all strokes, it leads the list of risk factors that can be controlled. Knowledge  

Offer a Helping Hand to a Loved One with Cancer

If you know someone who has recently received a cancer diagnosis, you may be wondering how you can help them this holiday season. Often just a small gesture and a helping hand can mean a lot to someone dealing with cancer. Shayna Hamilton, RN, MSM, CMSRN, Nurse Manager at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Cancer Care Center,