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  • Cancer program celebrates 25 years of CoC accreditation

    The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. King’s Daughters cancer program has been continuously accredited by the CoC for 25 years, first earning accreditation in 1993. Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, ...
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  • Diagnosed at Age 37: Two Portraits of Courage

    Amy Arthur’s story When turning age 37 in September 2017, Amy Arthur didn’t expect a lot different. Dinner and gifts from family members, and a few cards from friends were the norm these days. But first, she had an annual check-up with Richard Ford, M.D. , her gynecologist. And that’s where her birthday took an unexpected turn. “Dr. Ford found the lump that day. He ...
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  • Keeping It Local with Rocky Adkins Golf Tournament

    We are gearing up for the 23rd annual Rocky Adkins Cure for Cancer golf scramble to be held Friday, May 25 at Eagle Trace in Morehead. More than 300 golfers from across Kentucky, representing more than 60 sponsors, will participate in the tournament, with proceeds benefiting King’s Daughters Oncology Center of Excellence. Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $1.5 million to ...
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  • King's Daughters joins UK's Markey Affiliate Network

    King's Daughters Medical Center has entered into a new affiliation with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. By becoming a UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network member, King's Daughters can offer patients in eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio and West Virginia access to additional specialty and ...
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  • Physicians work to expand oncology training in Ethiopia

    King’s Daughters neurologist Enawgaw Mehari, M.D., and hematologist/oncologist Galena Salem, M.D. will be traveling to Ethiopia next month to participate in a cancer care/education conference in conjunction with People2People, a charitable organization founded by Dr. Mehari. “Our goal is to establish a fellowship program to train cancer care specialists within the Addis Ababa ...
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  • Don't take your life for granted

    Sharon Wolfe was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996. A first-grade teacher at Cannonsburg Elementary, she was on spring break, enjoying a late morning to herself. “I was propped up in bed when a commercial came on about breast cancer and I thought maybe I should do a self exam,” she recalls. That’s when she found the lump in her right breast. She made an appointment to ...
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  • Survivor's advice: Keep people around who love you

    In January 2016, Christy Shears, 58, had a mammogram. The results were normal, nothing suspicious showed up on the films. Just five months later, Christy was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer, invasive lobular carcinoma, or ILC. Taking a bath in March, she felt something unusual in her right breast. It was concerning, but life intervened – her stepson had died ...
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  • Knowing your risk keeps options open

    Chesapeake, Ohio, resident Jennifer Eaves was pregnant when she first discovered the lump under her left arm. She thought it unusual, but then, pregnancy does all kinds of strange things to a woman’s body. In all the excitement of pregnancy, it wasn’t hard to put the lump out of her mind. Samuel arrived in October 2012 and the pace of life accelerated. In March 2013, Jennifer’s ...
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  • Don't delay your mammogram

    Glenna Lovins is living proof that while breast cancer may be unpredictable, it’s still beatable. After a bout with the disease, she now preaches a message of early detection. Glenna was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016. She was 68 years old. She delayed her yearly mammogram during the busy holiday season — a decision she now regrets. The diagnosis shocked her, her husband, ...
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  • Treating breast cancer with great medicine and humor

    Forty-six. Just 46. That’s was Lisa Smith’s age when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was early October 2016. “I found a lump under my arm,” Lisa said. “When I went to my family doctor, he also found a lump in my chest. The next week, I had an ultrasound, and was scheduled for a biopsy. I found out I had stage 3 breast cancer. That’s how my journey ...
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  • Mobile mammography unit at Sam's Club on Sept. 9

    If it's time for your mammogram, but getting it taken care of through the week is just too much hassle, here's an opportunity to get your mammogram done on a Saturday! King’s Daughters Mobile Mammography Unit will visit at Sam’s Club, 432 Walmart Way, in South Point, Ohio, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Screening mammography does not require a physician order and is ...
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  • Regional Cancer Conference is Sept. 15

    King’s Daughters Oncology Center of Excellence presents Regional Cancer Conference 2017 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15. The half-day conference will take place in the Health Education Center at KDMC, 2201 Lexington Ave., lower level of the Lexington Avenue Parking Garage. Speakers and their topics are: Difficult Conversations, Lynne J. Goebel, M.D., professor of internal medicine ...
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  • KDMC welcomes new oncologist

    King's Daughters welcomes oncologist/hematologist Jaskirat Randhawa, M.D., to its medical staff. Dr. Randhawa earned his medical degree from the Government Medical College Amritsar, India; did his internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio; and completed fellowship training in hematology and oncology at the University of Cincinnati. He is board certified by the American ...
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  • Look Good Feel Better group meets April 17

    King's Daughters is a proud to partner with the Look Good... Feel Better program to help those receiving cancer treatment manage appearance-related side effects. Trained volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to deal with hair loss using wigs, scarves and accessories, and how to address skin changes with skincare and cosmetics. Free cosmetic kits are provided for participants. Meetings of ...
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  • Raising awareness of testicular cancer

    Although it is not a common cancer, testicular cancer is the No. 1 cancer affecting men age 18 to 35, according to King's Daughters urologist Christopher Schmidt, D.O. Although it's most frequently diagnosed in young and middle-aged men, is may occasionally be found in infants. Because it affects young men more frequently than older men, Schmidt said, "Parents should examine their ...
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  • Giant, inflatable colon to visit Ashland Town Center

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and King’s Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital are partnering with several area organizations to bring a special, educational event to Ashland Town Center mall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 31. A highlight of the event will include a giant, inflatable colon visitors can walk through (from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) to learn ...
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  • Exploring the role of diet in colorectal cancer

    March is both Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Nutrition Month. There’s no better time to learn more about the key role nutrition plays in preventing colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 135,000 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017. Nearly half of these cancers could be prevented through diet, exercise and physical activity, ...
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