Friday, February 16, 2018
Laurence J. Heifetz, MD, FACP
Welcome to our 2018 Winter/Spring edition of Tahoe Cancer News. This issue contains an overview of useful programs available here at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. Keep it for your reference.
Melissa Kaime, MD, FACP
In 2017 more than 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with a cancer in the United States. We can prevent many future cancers with some simple changes in our lifestyle. These changes also reduce the risk of many other diseases like cardiovascular disease and arthritis. Mayo Clinic has provided seven cancer prevention tips.
Michelle Larson, MPT
In the Fall, 2016 issue of Tahoe Cancer News, we reported on bringing our personal one-on-one exercise program consultations right to our cancer patients, wherever they are in the Cancer Center and at any point in their treatment plan.
Polly Triplat, CMT
At one time it was thought that the pressure from massage could cause cancer cells to spread. Thankfully advances in our understanding of cancer and cancer treatments have changed the way we support patients today. It is now widely taught that massage is helpful to any patient with cancer at any stage of their condition.
The last issue of Tahoe Cancer News provided some background into the selection process for the art in Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. Here, and in the next issue, we introduce some of the artists and their works.
The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center has been recognized by the QOPI Certification Program (QCPâ„˘), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), as successfully completing a three-year certification program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer
Nikki Dean, E-YRT 500, CES, BS
Sleep is essential for your health and well-being and is reported to be of equal importance as diet and exercise. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a good nightâ€™s sleep improves immune function, regulates hormones which balance appetite and metabolism, repairs muscles and tissue, and provides energy to the brain and body.
Linda MacKenzie, RN, BCB
Biofeedback uses a patientâ€™s own biology to provide information that can be used to learn self-regulation techniques for reducing stress, pain or other unpleasant conditions.Â