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More Cancer Screenings for Men in Movember

November 02, 2018
Movember is about more than facial hair in November. It's a time to call attention to men's health, and specifically, the importance of cancer screenings.

Movember is about more than facial hair in November. It’s a time to call attention to men’s health, and specifically, the importance of cancer screenings.

Stemming the rising tide of liver cancer cases

October 18, 2018

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Liver cancer cases have tripled over the last 40 years. Swedish is working to detect and treat liver cancer earlier.


Tie blankets for patients - DIY project

August 26, 2018
Oncology appointments can, at times, take up a long portion of your day. Do-it-yourself projects, such as tie blankets, may help pass the time while waiting for appointments or recovering from treatment.

SCI spotlight: Art therapy at the Swedish Cancer Institute

August 25, 2018
At the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI), art therapy is a free service and is open to oncology patients and family members. We see people who have just been diagnosed, are in active cancer treatment or are in survivorship.

Fighting cancer-related fatigue

August 24, 2018
After your cancer treatment, are you feeling extremely exhausted? Are you constantly feeling physically, emotionally and mentally tired? Do you feel like you do not have enough energy to do your daily routine? And even with rest, it is not going away?

"A Lucky Life Interrupted," by Tom Brokaw

August 22, 2018
Tom Brokaw, an award winning journalist and best-selling author, was diagnosed in 2013 with multiple myeloma.

The importance of colorectal cancer screening

April 26, 2018
The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined together to form a national movement to increase colorectal screening. Their goal is to have 80% of adults aged 50 and older to be regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2020.

Benefits of volunteering or supporting cancer programs

April 26, 2018
The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) works hard to support its patients and families. SCI is a nonprofit and relies on volunteers and donations to keep the doors open. At the end of 2016 Swedish had about 1,220 volunteers. About 85% of its donations came from individual donors. The generosity of the community allows SCI to provide extraordinary care to every individual that comes through the door.

What's good to eat

April 25, 2018
When you are diagnosed with cancer, food and nutrition take on a new meaning in your life. For many, taste changes, lack of appetite, nausea, dry mouth and even mouth sores make it difficult to eat during treatment. As one transitions beyond treatment, nutrition becomes important to help heal and maintain a healthy weight. There are multiple books and cookbooks available. Here are a couple that have been recommended by our patients.

How the patient education review committee gives back

April 25, 2018
In September of 2016, applications were distributed to seek volunteers for a new group at the Swedish Cancer Institute, The Patient Education Review Committee (PERC). The idea for the committee was developed by the Patient Experience Improvement Group. The group allows people who have been treated for cancer to provide input on materials developed with patient education in mind. There was a terrific response and the committee launched with 10 members. PERC had its first meeting the following January.
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