Cancer Care

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?


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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Ovarian Cancer Stages

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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 …

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Colorectal Cancer: A New Concern for Younger Adults?

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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. …

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Overcoming Breast Cancer: One Woman’s Story

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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 …

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