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Colorectal Cancer: A New Concern for Younger Adults? | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Which Sunscreens are Safer?

Did you know that you should be wearing sunscreen to prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and signs of premature aging every day? Or so that’s what some people say. Others say that some sunscreens actually cause allergies and lead to more serious issues, like cancer. But, ow do you know who to believe? We recommend that… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 15 2019


Chemotherapy for Cancer

Chemotherapy is a form of cancer treatment that destroys cancerous cells. It is typically the main suggested treatment in cancer treatment but it can be used in combination with other treatment options like surgery or radiation. The goal of chemotherapy is to target and remove cells that contain cancer. Chemotherapy can affect healthy cells as… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2019

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Mohs Surgery

If you have a spot on your skin that could be cancerous, it’s easy to let your fears take over. With all the warnings about staying out of the sun, and wearing sunscreen every day, it can be hard to miss the fear surrounding skin cancer.  But, before you let your fears run rampant, it’s… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2019 Where the Doctor Will See You—Anytime You Want | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Ovarian Cancer Stages

If you’re concerned about ovarian cancer, either because you have a family history of it or because you have other risk factors, it’s important to do your research. Understanding more about what symptoms are, and how cancer progresses, will help you be more informed. Knowing what to look for can help you get to the… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2019

Colorectal Cancer: A New Concern for Younger Adults? | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Colorectal Cancer: A New Concern for Younger Adults?

Researchers with the American Cancer Society (ACS) have noticed a concerning trend: Rates of colorectal cancer in adults ages 20 to 54 are rising, while those in adults over age 54 are dropping. AS A RESULT, the ACS has lowered the recommended age at which colorectal cancer screenings should begin, from age 50 to age 45.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2019

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Overcoming Breast Cancer: One Woman’s Story

When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Patti Bird found the solutions she needed at Summit Healthcare. PATTI WAS INSTALLING a windshield in a car with her fiancé, Brad Anderson, when she first felt pain. “I was climbing on a trunk and hit my chest, which really hurt,” Patti says. “I thought that maybe I… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 31 2018

Treating Skin Cancer

Even though we’re in the darkest time of the year, it’s still important to practice skin safety when you’re outside. The sun can cause signs of premature aging and, unfortunately, skin cancer as well. If you spend a lot of time outside, then it’s important to have regular skin checks to make sure you don’t… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 30 2018

Is Birth Control Linked to Breast Cancer?

If you’re like us, you’re very careful about what goes into your body. Our health is so much more than sleeping well, exercising, and eating well. While exercising can keep us feeling fit even when we get old, there’s so much more to overall health. When it comes to medications, for example, many of us… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2018

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Pap Smear FAQs

“Staying busy,” is a nice way of saying you’re a productive member of society, but when it comes down to it, many of us really are that busy! Our days fly by and it’s suddenly October. Where did the summer go? Though we’re happy about cooler weather and the upcoming holiday season, there’s one thing… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 30 2018

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When Should I Get A Colonoscopy?

When you reach a certain age, it seems that our schedules start filling up with more tests. From mammograms to pap smears to physicals to visits with the eye doctor to get reading glasses, there’s a lot going on. Suddenly, the calendar on your smartphone might seem to be your best friend! Many diagnostic tests… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2018

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