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HPV and Cancer

January 19, 2019
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection. According to the CDC, 80% of people will have an HPV infection at some point in their lifetime. The HPV vaccine is used to prevent many types of HPV infections that are linked to HPV-related cancers, such as cervical cancer and mouth and throat cancers.

The Making of a Survivor: Give Healing the Space it Needs

January 18, 2019
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Survivors are frequently blindsided by the difficult transition from active treatment to life after treatment.  Learn some helpful tips from one of our cancer survivorship class facilitators.

Talking with Your Children about Cancer

January 18, 2019

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Cancer affects the entire family and telling your children you have cancer is not easy. Talking to your kids about your diagnosis and helping them understand cancer is important. Children try to understand and find ways to cope, but they may lack the skills to deal with your illness on their own.

Why I Volunteer – Swedish Cancer Institute Spotlight

January 16, 2019
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Volunteering at the Swedish Cancer Education Center is a privilege. I am often struck by the strength and humor patients and their supporters display.  I have witnessed sadness, tears, and anger at times, but also acceptance, grace, and gratitude.

Cervical cancer is preventable, with regular screenings

January 16, 2019

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To prevent cervical cancer, catch it earlier. Your best preventive measure is to get regular screenings beginning at age 21.


Best of the Swedish Blog 2018

December 27, 2018
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We've gathered some of our best insights to share with you from the past year.

Ouch! What can help your aching back?

December 20, 2018
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Swedish Pain Services’ physical therapist Dr. Tim Zepelak , DPT discusses spine pain: the causes behind it, how to prevent it, and why physical therapy might help.

Why you need heart-smart breast cancer treatment

December 10, 2018

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Swedish Cancer Institute offers an innovative technique that protects the heart during radiation.

Screening for Colon Cancer: Is there an alternative to a colonoscopy?

November 19, 2018
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There is an effective alternative to the standard colonoscopy. It is easy to use and requires no special prep or dietary restrictions. Starting at age 50, routine screening for colorectal cancer is recommended.

Great American Smokeout

November 12, 2018
Every year on the 3rd Thursday in November smokers across the country participate in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. It is a date to come together and say ‘no’ to tobacco on a grand scale.
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