Category Archives: Hematology Oncology

Toxins that Hinder Lung Function

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and a great chance to kickstart a more conscious lifestyle to improve lung function. Much attention is paid to outdoor air quality but studies have shown that on average Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Unfortunately, indoor air quality is typically two to five times more polluted…
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Postmenopausal Bleeding – It’s Not Normal!

You’re older, the kids are grown, you’re nearing retirement and, yes, you’ve gone through menopause. The last thing you expected was vaginal bleeding. Bleeding after menopause is not normal. It’s easy to ignore a small amount of spotting, but hiding behind a small episode of post-menopausal bleeding may be a serious problem. That episode of…
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Breast Cancer Survivor Laurie Black

Life was good. At the age of 57, Laurie Black was a new grandmother and avid sports fan enjoying every bit of life. Between spending time with her new granddaughter and working for their family-owned business, Laurie was so busy she hadn’t realized she was overdue for her regular mammogram. “I was six months late and even…
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Sun Safety

Temperatures are heating up and it’s the perfect time to head outdoors with friends and family. Thousands of people will spend their spring and summer vacations by the pool or at the beach and what many often forget is the importance of sun safety. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, millions of people are diagnosed…
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Understanding Oral, Head & Neck Cancers

By. Dr. Joseph C. Soto, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Traditionally, many people associate head and neck cancers with the use of tobacco (including smokeless tobacco) and alcohol use. Over the past decade, as tobacco use has declined, there has been an increase in the number of head and neck cancers in nonsmokers associated with the Human…
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Natural Cleaning

At Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, we always say, “a healthy life, is a happy life.” When you hear this you might think of eating lean meals and exercising, although that’s very important, there is much more to leading a healthy life. An often overlooked part of living healthy is limiting exposures to chemicals and carcinogens —…
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Advancements in Ovarian Cancer Treatment Provide Hope for Patients

When a woman is told she has ovarian cancer, her first thought is usually fear. This is primarily because we don’t always talk about it. This is the cancer where we don’t see so many runs, walks and ribbons adorning the food we buy and the events we attend. Ovarian cancer is not pink. It’s…
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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It isn’t publicized as much as Breast Cancer. It is a cancer that comes with a stigma due to its link to tobacco use.  People diagnosed with lung cancer often feel a sense of responsibility for getting cancer and others may judge them by thinking they deserve it because…
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Breast Cancer Awareness – Prevention is Key

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center and Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center would like to remind the community that prevention is key. Many factors can influence your breast cancer risk, and most women, and men, who develop breast cancer do not have any known risk factors…
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