Art has often been called the “universal language” for its ability to communicate thoughts and emotions that aren’t easily put into words. At the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center, the creative arts empower patients to share their stories of courage and survival. Recently, four patients …Continue Reading.
Surviving cancer and finishing treatment is a huge milestone. Therefore, a proper celebration is due to each unique cancer survivor’s story. Many cancer survivors have an uphill battle once their treatment ends, so they still need the support of their loved ones and community in order to contin…Continue Reading.
Asked what he likes to do for fun, Paul Litten’s response was short and direct. “Work,” he said with pride. “I like to stay busy.” For nearly 20 years, Paul has driven the same bus route bringing Hancock County students safely to school from kindergarten through their senior year of…Continue Reading.
“I like to go places where I see beautiful things,” Catherine Custer said. “I love hiking and backpacking, being outdoors, because it gives me peace. I tell my friends all the time, it’s good for my soul.” As the mother of two teenagers, an investigator in the local prosecutor’s offic…Continue Reading.
Much has changed in the 21 years since Donna Zirkle’s physician found a lump during her annual breast exam. The diagnostic mammogram that followed came back negative. Fortunately, Donna’s doctor didn’t stop there. “Bless my doctor,” Donna said. “She called me back and said, ‘Donna, …Continue Reading.
September 7, 2019, is a day Sherry Edon will never forget. That was the day Sherry, who works in nutritional services at Hancock Regional Hospital, received her Stage 0 breast cancer diagnosis — ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Within 30 minutes of Sherry’s initial mammogram, the staff at Jam…Continue Reading.
Years from now, when we look back on the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely we’ll each have different perspectives to share. Such is the nature of social distancing, a situation where we’re each siloed in our own respective bubbles. For Amy Kirkpatrick, an administrative assistant with the Hanc…Continue Reading.
Knowing how to remain healthy with the coronavirus floating around is difficult for everyone but add in the complication of a cancer diagnosis and that confusion doubles. Should you go to important office visits and chemotherapy or be wary of exposure and stay home? What about even going out at a…Continue Reading.
A friend recently diagnosed with leukemia lamented her frustration with the lack of information she was receiving about her prognosis and upcoming treatment plan. “I can’t possibly be the first person to have these questions. No one is telling me anything.” That friend was not a patient at …Continue Reading.
Now that 40 (or even 50) is the new 30, those of us in midlife have realized that it’s more accurately the prime of life. The last thing we want to think about are potential health problems—and sometimes unpleasant tasks like getting cancer screenings. We’ve got decades before we have to wo…Continue Reading.