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 »
After a career as a flight attendant, Heather moved from Denver to Show Low with her husband, Dale, and two daughters to spend more time together. Two years later, everything changed. GOING TO SOCCER games and Girl Scout meetings with her girls, Heather reveled in being a stay-at-home mom. During weekends and breaks, she and… Read More »
Knowing your body and having regular screening mammograms can help you detect breast cancer early. Stay informed about the benefits of mammograms as well as the warning signs of breast cancer with this guide. For more information or to set up your next screening mammogram, visit summithealthcare.net/womens-imaging.
As summer approaches, women who are pregnant may become especially uncomfortable, experiencing itching and heat rash. Read on to learn a few tricks to soothe your skin. ONE OUT OF FIVE WOMEN experiences a skin change or problem during pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Pregnancy during the summer months may distress your skin… Read More »
While very few young adults suffer strokes, the rate of stroke has been rising among young men and women. ABOUT 795,000 PEOPLE have a stroke each year in the United States, a number influenced by numerous factors, including age, gender and health habits. Women are more likely to have a stroke than men—55,000 more women than men… Read More »
WHEN IT COMES to heart health, gender can influence everything from heart disease risk factors to heart attack symptoms. Many women believe that the men in their lives have a greater risk of heart disease than they do. But more than 6.5 million American women live with some form of heart disease, according to Harvard Medical… Read More »
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 »
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 »