Essential health information from local experts

Posted: May 16, 2018

Cervical Cancer: Get the Facts

Written by SMH Family Nurse Practitioner Maggi Tabano

Over the last 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has been cut in half. In many cases, cervical cancer can be avoided altogether. To reduce your risk of cervical cancer, get the facts.

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Posted: May 11, 2018

Breast Cancer: The Genetic Risk

By SMH Certified Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

Cancer—especially breast cancer—often seems to run in families. This could be because the relatives share certain lifestyle habits or have the same environmental exposures. Occasionally, though, the cancer can be inherited—a mutation in the genetic code that is passed down from generation to generation.

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Posted: Apr 10, 2018

Wellness Classes Designed for Cancer Patients, Caregivers

Written by HealthFit Manager Kayla Frimmel

In partnership with Jewish Family & Children Services, the Sarasota Memorial Thrive Integrated Cancer support and survivorship program offers six, free, oncology-specific, group exercise classes weekly at HealthFit, medically integrated wellness and fitness center.
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Posted: Mar 23, 2018

Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH GI Oncology Nurse Navigator Kristi Stetson

Colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women. But with regular colonoscopy screening, it can often be prevented. 
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Posted: Mar 22, 2018

Ask an Expert: Colon Cancer Q&A

With SMH Chief Gastroenterologist Dr. Cynthia Harris

SMH Chief Gastroenterologist Dr. Cynthia Harris discusses the colon cancer signs and symptoms, how to reduce your risk, and available screening methods.
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