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I have a long history of cancer in my family. Previously, I shared with you how my grandmother had breast cancer back in the ’80’s when there were not as many treatments options available. It was an especially difficult time to have cancer, but thankfully she overcame it.
Two years ago, my aunt was not so lucky. She died from melanoma at the age of 59. The doctors discovered that she had melanoma on her scalp, a type of skin cancer that multiples quickly if not detected early, and passed away a year later.
I have also had a few precancerous squamous and basal cells removed from my nose. But because of my family’s long history of cancer, and specifically my aunt’s experience with melanoma, I get a full body check every 6 months by a dermatologist. I figure it is better to be safe than sorry.
Melanoma is almost always curable in its early stages. However, if you do receive a late stage melanoma diagnosis, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® has some of the most advanced treatments and technology available today to treat the disease. CTCA®’s melanoma program offers pioneering advances in radiation, surgery and chemotherapy, with a high quality of care. They also support their patients with nutrition, and other therapies such as nutrition therapy, naturopathic medicine, pain management, mind-body medicine and spiritual support, to help manage the side effects of cancer treatment, which is half the battle.
Nearly 70 percent of CTCA® patients travel to one of their hospitals from another state. Why? Because CTCA® physicians have expertise in treating many forms of cancer, including complex and advanced-stage diseases. Furthermore, patients receive an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan, called Patient Empowered Care®, from a team of cancer experts. Patient Empowered Care® helps patients get care quickly and conveniently during an appointment, which decreases the stress of scheduling multiple appointments and ensuring your doctors are communicating about your care.
So if you need cancer care, contact CTCA® where they will do all they can to ensure your treatment is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Here’s to a better, healthy and happy New Year!