women’s health

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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Cancer Care for Our Community

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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. …

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Your Guide to Mammograms and Breast Awareness

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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/mammogram.

Moms-to-Be: Take Care of Your Skin

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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 …

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Women’s Heart Problems Can Be Different

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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 …

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Saving Lives, One Cervical Cancer Test at a Time

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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, …

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