Great Article by HealthyCells Magazine

March 20, 2018

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….  Read more

Would you know what questions to ask?

Tuesday October 2, 2017

Lisa Lowry MSN, RN, Breast Health Navigator at the Community Cancer Center wrote an article for Healthy Cells Magazine for October Breast Cancer Awareness month.   Read more


Lend a Hand & Reap the Benefits

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Volunteering is a great way to help others as you help yourself. In addition to being a great way to serve others there are many personal benefits…read more


National Cancer Survivors Day is June 4th

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Each year, we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on the first Sunday in June. June 4th, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of this tradition. Read More


Late Side Effects of Cancer Treatment: Have a Survivorship Care Plan in Place

Monday, May 15, 2017

You’re driving down the interstate, following a pre-printed map leading you turn by turn to your destination. Each stop sign and roundabout is listed on your directions. But wait. There is a late breaking traffic update on the radio. A major road on your path has been closed. What now? Do you have a plan for the next part of your journey?..Read More


April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, April 20, 2017

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 49,750  Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 9,750 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day..Read More


Fighting The Flu From Your Kitchen

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cold and flu season is in full swing here in the Midwest. In addition to preventive measures such as getting enough rest and drinking plenty of water, proper handwashing and other hygiene habits, your kitchen could offer one of the best ways to boost your immune system..Read More


Staying Active After Your Cancer Diagnosis

Monday, February 27, 2017

Cancer diagnosis and treatment can bring on a variety of feelings including pain, decreased mobility, stress, and anxiety. For many patients, exercise may be a positive way to alleviate some of these problems..Read more


Celebrating the Holidays while Dealing with a Diagnosis of Cancer

Friday, December 9, 2016

A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. Many people experience feelings that things will never be the same again, or see their lives split into two periods: “before diagnosis” and “after diagnosis.” While the holidays may not feel the same after receiving a diagnosis of cancer, they are still worth celebrating..Read more


National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

As of 2016, 27% of all cancer deaths are a result of lung cancer. November is lung cancer awareness month. By increasing the awareness of lung cancer, its diagnosis, and risk factors we can all reduce that 27%. Approximately 1 in 15 people will get lung cancer at some point in their lives…Read more


Get the Facts Before Treatment for Breast Cancer

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hearing the words, “You have breast cancer,” is an unexpected, life-altering change to anyone’s life that could leave you feeling unprepared to face your new challenge. Emotions range from shock and anger to feeling numb and being speechless. All of these emotions are normal…Read more


September is Prostate & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Being aware of the symptoms and effects of specific types of cancer is the first step in treating the disease and potentially finding cures. At the Community Cancer Center in Normal, Illinois, our goal is to provide patients, their families and members of the community with the information they need to make appropriate decisions about their health care…Read more


Join Community Cancer Center for the Susan G. Komen® Race for the Cure

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Community Cancer Center is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen® for the Race for the Cure on September 9th and 10th at State Farm Corporate South Campus in Bloomington, Illinois. Did you know that 75 percent of the money raised from Race for the Cure stays in local communities?…Read more