Great Article from HealthyCells Magazine

What is Lymphedema?

Original Article By Peg Zimmerman RN, OCN at the Community Cancer Center

The National Lymphedema Network defines lymphedema as an abnormal collection of high-protein fluid just beneath the skin. This swelling, or edema, occurs most commonly in the arm or leg, but it also may occur in other parts of the body, including the breast or trunk, head and neck, or genitals. It results from a blockage in the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. This may cause persistent swelling of the affected body part…..

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Increasing Holiday Cheer

Our dietician Mary Kay Holloway has a wonderful new article in the November issue of Healthy Cells Magazine.

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Rehab After Cancer article in Pantagraph

Cancer rehab helping patients to recover

“This program is for all cancer patients, not just breast cancer patients,” said Lisa Lowry, breast health navigator at the Community Cancer Center, Normal.

“All cancer patients can benefit from rehabilitation but to varying degrees, depending on their treatments,” Lowry said. “The more aggressive the treatments, the more potential benefit.

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Get the Facts Before Treatment for Breast Cancer

Read Lisa Lowry’s article featured in September’s issue of Healthy Cells Magazine.

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Labyrinth featured in the Pantagraph

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new outdoor Labyrinth. Please stop by and experience this addition to the Community Cancer Center. This healing tool is a walking path designed to treat mind, body and spirit. Read more about our meditation Labyrinth in the Pantagraph’s article.

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Exploring a Healing Garden

Preparing Your Advance Directive

Most of us spend considerable time planning for things like vacations or retirement, but don’t have much of a plan when it comes to our healthcare at the end of life. Does your family know your wishes if a healthcare crisis were to occur? Click here to learn more about preparing your advance directive.