When it comes to cancer, knowledge is power. Healthy lifestyle choices and education are critical to the prevention and early detection of many forms of cancer. At Cancer Services we provide guidance, comfort, and services that help reduce stress and help clients cope during difficult times. other through a challenging time. For information on support programs, cancer and wellness screenings please call us at 419-626-4548. Follow our Facebook page for updates on prevention education and support services.
- Cancer Screenings: Check with your doctor or health care provider about what type of screening is right for you. Screenings can find cancer early, at more treatable stages, or can find growths before they become cancerous. Several screenings are offered throughout the year at local Hospitals. Follow our Facebook page for updates on local screenings or call us for more information.
- Eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight: Keeping a healthy diet helps your body function at its best. A nutritional diet is very individualized. Try to eat more fruits and vegetables every day, including citrus fruits and dark-green and deep-yellow vegetables. Colorful vegetables and fruits and plant-based foods have many natural health-promoting substances. Nutritional Supplements are another way to help fill in the gaps when you need extra calories or protein.
- Exercise is an important part of a cancer treatment plan. A growing amount of research shows that regular exercise can greatly improve physical and mental health during every phase of treatment. Even if you were not active before your cancer diagnosis, an exercise program that meets your unique needs can help you get moving safely and successfully.
- Protect yourself from the sun: Skin cancer is one of the most common but highly curable forms of cancer. When you’re outdoors seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM. Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. Apply sunscreen 30 SPF or higher to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating. See a dermatologist at least once a year for a professional skin exam.
- American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based health organization that is dedicated to the advancement of cancer research, education, and support at every level. Their stated goal is to prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering from cancer. The ACS website is one of the most comprehensive online cancer research tools available and contains a wealth of information about cancer types, stages, treatment, and support resources. You can access it at www.cancer.org.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR YEAR-ROUND CORPORATE SPONSOR: Beck Oil / Friendship! Their partnership with Cancer Services supports our Patient Services Program, daily operations and helps ensure that we can serve every cancer patient that comes through our door.