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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

Preventing Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Although there are many forms of treatment, prevention is the best alternative.   “WE CAN CERTAINLY treat many heart problems, but it’s always better to avoid the problem to start with,” says Yenhui Huang, M.D., cardiologist at Summit… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 31 2018

Smart Screenings for Her | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Smart Screenings for Her

Awareness and early detection are the keys to staying ahead of dangerous diseases that impact women. MAYBE YOU SPENT all day at the office, meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations. Or perhaps your focus has been on attending to responsibilities at home: cleaning, cooking, and taking care of kids. When life gets busy, making an appointment… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 1 2018

Cancer Care for Our Community | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Cancer Care for Our Community

Summit Healthcare provides caring cancer treatment and preventive cancer screenings right here in your community. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DIAGNOSIS? Hearing that you have been diagnosed with breast cancer can feel overwhelming at first. Instead of researching every possible scenario, it may prove most helpful to know your next actionable steps. Get to know your cancer.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 29 2017

Men, Don't Skip Out on Checking In | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Men, Don’t Skip Out on Checking In

Reluctance to schedule routine checkups can prevent early intervention for a number of diseases that become more challenging to treat as they progress.   ESTABLISHING A RELATIONSHIP with a primary care physician while you’re healthy can allow for simpler, less invasive, and more effective treatments. Many diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, can be treated much… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 1 2017

How to Prevent Colorectal Cancer | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

How to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so take a minute to learn how you can prevent this disease. VARIOUS TYPES OF cancer affect the digestive system, but one of the most commonly diagnosed is colorectal cancer—in 2016 more than 100,000 cases were diagnosed in the United States. While the average age of someone who is diagnosed… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 1 2017

Saving Lives, One Cervical Cancer Test at a Time | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Saving Lives, One Cervical Cancer Test at a Time

CERVICAL CANCER, WHICH is almost always caused by high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), is one of the most preventable—and treatable—cancers. Most women’s immune systems are able to fight off the HPV infection before cancer can form. However, for those who do develop cancer, the majority of cervical cancers start with precancerous, or abnormal, changes to the cervix,… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 4 2017

Combating Breast Cancer

Combating Breast Cancer

WHEN IT COMES to battling breast cancer, early detection and proactive solutions are key. Thanks to diagnostic technologies and increased education about finding breast cancer in its earliest stages, healthcare providers and patients are teaming up to find breast cancer when the disease is most responsive to treatment. There are approximately 2.8 million breast cancer survivors… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 3 2016

Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer?

Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and it rarely causes symptoms until the advanced stages that are difficult to treat. Early detection of lung cancer is key,” says Snehal Thakkar, M.D., medical oncologist at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center. “If you are worried about your risk or have concerns, talk with… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 31 2016

Preventive Screenings Are The Best Medicine

Preventive Screenings Are the Best Medicine

How’s your health? A preventive screening may make it easier to answer that question. Health screenings give you a sneak peek into your well-being, letting you know when adjustments need to be made or when you’re doing a good job of taking care of yourself. Most health insurance plans cover routine preventive care at little… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 24 2016

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