Breast Cancer: It’s Not About the Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we are celebrating one of our own: Angie Voyles, BSN. Angie, a nurse in our Cardiology/ Neurology unit, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 at age 35. She noticed skin changes on her breast and went to her doctor for a routine checkup. Treatment for her [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:49:06-05:00October 1st, 2015|

It’s in the Genes: The Latest on Genetic Testing

Genetic testing helps people realize and understand their inherited risk for diseases such as ovarian, uterine, colon and breast cancer. Most cancer is not inherited and is typically caused by environment and lifestyle, but in some families, certain patterns may point to an inherited cancer gene. In these cases, family members may pass a mutation [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:49:44-05:00July 7th, 2015|