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Lovelace offers creativity class tailored to those touched by cancer

“This class makes me happy!”

“This workshop is a beautiful experience.”

“First class was wonderful. Would attend again and again!  Eager for our next meeting.”

 

Can creativity influence the healing process? It most definitely can.

Lovelace Cancer Center offers a free creativity class that uses all forms of art, music, creative writing and meditation to relieve stress.

Smoking and lung cancer

Cigarette smoking is one of the most common (and dangerous) habits to pick up.

It’s also the leading risk factor for lung cancer, the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. So why is smoking so bad for your lung health? Smoking is harmful to the body from the moment it is inhaled.

“Smoking inflames and irritates the lungs," said Dr. Jeffrey Mazer with Lovelace Medical Group. Dr. Mazer is board-certified in critical care, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine.

Lovelace Cancer Center offers low-dose CT chest scan for lung cancer screening

New Mexicans are at risk. We all are— when it comes to lung cancer. Every 2.3 minutes someone is diagnosed with lung cancer.

There is recommended screening test available for lung cancer: a low-dose, computed tomography (also called a low-dose CT scan), offered by Lovelace Cancer Center.

Four Ways You Can Reduce Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed amongst women. So what can you do to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer? During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are sharing a few things you can use to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer:

Cancer Care Tips for You and Your Loved One

Caring for someone who has cancer is a beautiful gift. Of course, this type of relationship can be different from a spouse, friend or sibling relationship. It can at times feel amazing to help the one you love, but it can also be a big strain on you and your relationship with that loved one. Preparing for both for your roles and is a great way to handle the stress that can arise from caregiving.

Follow these tips and start feeling more prepared for your caregiving journey:

 

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Lifesaving Information: Which Cancer Screenings to Schedule

Important Cancer Screenings to Schedule for Proactive Health

Sometimes making check-up appointments and getting blood drawn doesn’t feel all that important with the hustle and bustle of life. Cancer screenings get pushed to the next year or worse, are forgotten entirely. However, getting screenings is one of the most essential things both men and women can do for their health because the sooner you have all the information, the better.

Check the lists below to see which cancer screenings should be done at which time of life and when you should discuss with your physician so you can be proactive about your health.

Nutrition in Cancer Care

Nutrition matters.

Maintaining a nutritious diet is important for everyone, especially for patients with cancer.

Proper nutrition can promote healing, as well as help patients maintain energy and strength throughout cancer treatments. Eating nutritious foods can help patients experience less toxicities from treatment.

A patient’s nutritional needs may vary depending on their type of cancer and treatment. Treatments may involve radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological immunotherapy, and/or surgery.

Lovelace Cancer Center offers energy-based approach to health and healing

Lovelace Cancer Center is proud to introduce Healing Touch, a form of energy therapy to support the health and facilitate the healing process for patients and caregivers.

A new approach to healing

Healing Touch is a biofield (the magnetic field around the body) therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.

10 Minute Skin Exam Could Save Your Life

You heard us right.

Ten minutes of your time spent with a Lovelace Medical Group dermatologist can reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, the most common form of cancer.

“I recommend that all adults receive an annual full-body skin exam,” said Deeptej Singh, M.D., F.A.A.D., a board-certified dermatologist with Lovelace Medical Group. “Early detection makes everyone’s life easier. It leads to easier surgeries and higher cure rates.”

Protect Yourself Against Cervical Cancer… One Pap at a Time

Ladies, we understand that walking into your well-woman exam isn’t always the most exciting feeling. But knowing that cervical cancer is 100 percent curable if detected early through screenings? Now that is something to smile about.

With nearly 13,000 women in the United States diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, Lovelace Health System honors the importance of cervical cancer screening as part of a woman’s routine health care.