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How is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?

Breast cancer is the leading cancer among women in the United States, the second most common cause of cancer death in women, and the main cause of death in women aged 40 to 59 years.1 Treatment is not straightforward or based on simple decision-making. A number of factors influence a provider’s treatment decision and which […]

4 Skin Changes That Could Mean Cancer

Skin changes are part of normal aging, but sometimes changes to the skin provide us with early warning of impending medical problems. Sun exposure is the main risk of skin cancer, especially frequent sunburns in childhood. In addition to wrinkles, there are other common skin changes due to sun exposure. There are four main sun-related […]

Prostate Cancer – Diagnosis, Discussion and Decision

Prostate cancer is the most common of the visceral cancers, those having to do with the soft internal organs of the body. It is estimated that there will be approximately 170,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States and around 26,000 deaths in this year alone. It is second only to lung and […]

15-40 Connection Saved My Life—and Advocating for Your Health Can Save Yours

Visiting 15-40 Connection’s website and hearing about its mission was the first step to changing the way 29-year-old Caitlin Whitney, an elementary school teacher, thought about cancer and her role in her healthcare. It is where she learned that nearly 80,000 teens and young adults are diagnosed with cancer in the United States every year […]

April Awareness: Head and Neck Cancers

April 12-18 marks Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. Harrington board certified oncologist Dr. Christopher Seidler, Medical Director for The Cancer Center at Harrington, shares some academic insight to what accounts for six percent of all malignancies in the United States. Head and neck cancer are fairly common tumors that arise anywhere in the head and neck […]

Genetic Counseling: The Future of Healthcare

Genetic counseling provides information and support for individuals with an inherited or genetic risk for cancer. The relatively new and up-and-coming trend in healthcare professions, genetic counseling provides the opportunity to explore family history, genetics, and other factors and how they play a role in the risk of cancer. While complex and filled with research, […]

What is a Nurse Navigator?

At The Cancer Center at Harrington, we offer a Nurse Navigator for our breast patients — Maxine Fairbanks, RN. The Breast Nurse Navigator serves as a patient liaison to help patients and their family members navigate the complex healthcare system, after an abnormal mammogram finding.  Maxine will establish early contact, such as calling the patient […]


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