Cancer Care

How to Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer remains very common across the U.S. The main causes of this type of cancer are UV exposure from the sun and from tanning beds. While you should of course protect your skin when you are out swimming, hiking all day, or enjoying other sun-filled activities, there are also sun protection steps you should …

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How is breast cancer diagnosed?

Breast cancer is a serious cancer that should not be taken lightly. The condition can develop in the breasts of adult women at any age. However, the highest risk starts around the age of 40, which is the point at which doctors will strongly encourage women to have annual mammograms. Mammography is a specialized x-ray …

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Treatment options for cancer: radiation therapy and chemotherapy

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When patients receive a diagnosis of cancer, they may feel overwhelmed as all the information they need to process and the treatments that are available. The team at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center believes in providing patients the education they need to make informed decisions about their condition and seek relief. Our practice has a …

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Learn more about the Summit Healthcare Cancer Center

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At Summit Healthcare Cancer Center, we are pleased to have one of the leading cancer centers in the area of  Show Low, AZ. Our cancer center can diagnose and treat a wide range of cancer types. At the same time, we can provide state-of-the-art treatments for our patients, incorporating the latest methodologies including traditional radiation …

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Which Sunscreens are Safer?

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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 …

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Chemotherapy for Cancer

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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 …

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Mohs Surgery

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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 …

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