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February 2013

Cancer By The Numbers

Cancer By the Numbers

• Decrease in the death rate from cancer since its peak in 1991: 20 percent

•  Number of cancer deaths avoided because of this lower death rate: 1.2 million

• Number of new cancer cases that will occur in the United States in 2013: 1.6+ million

• Number of cancer survivors alive in the United States today: 13.7 million

•  Percentage of women over…

Close, Compassionate Cancer Care

Close, Compassionate Care

Remember The Three C’s When You or a Loved One Needs Cancer Treatment

Being treated for cancer is a stressful situation. The questions and worries are many. Will the treatment work? How painful will it be? What will be the side effects? Will I be able to take care of myself? How will this affect my family?

Fighting the disease places even more stress on t…

Comprehensive Cancer Services

MAIN STREET HOSPITAL

With Our Comprehensive Services, We Deliver Hope In the Fight Against Cancer 

Everybody knows somebody who’s had to fight cancer. Just this past year, more than 1.6 million Americans were diagnosed with the disease, and every day, cancer caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people. At Main Street Hospital, we’ve made a commitment to provide our community with t…

Safe Fun In The Sun

Safe Fun in the Sun

How To Protect Your Family This Summer

Summer is the season when people love to be outside. But if you’re not careful, the summer heat can cause any number of serious health issues. Here are four ways to play it safe.

1) Avoid Sunburn

Just one serious case of sunburn increases the risk of skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Ther…

Bathing Suit Blues

Got the Bathing Suit Blues?

Talk about depressing. With summer just around the corner, you try on your bathing suit for the first time in nine months, and it’s feeling, well—a bit snug. Uh-oh!

Losing weight is practically a national pastime these days, with hundreds of diets and gimmicks to choose from. But if you really want to lose weight, your best first move is to remember t…

West Nile Virus Report

West Nile Virus Report

West Nile Virus is a potentially dangerous disease spread by mosquitos. The summer of 2012 saw one of the largest outbreaks of West Nile Virus since it was first reported in the United States in 1999. During 2012, 48 states reported cases of West Nile Virus in people, birds and mosquitos. More than 5,000 cases were reported nationwide, with 534 deaths.

The diseas…

Cancer – Live What You Learn

Live What You Learn

The bad news first. One in every two men and one in every three women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime.

Now here’s the good news. According to a recent study, making a few lifestyle changes can prevent about 40 percent of cancers in women and 45 percent of cancers in men. Each of us has the power to reduce our risk for cancer by almost half. Here ar…

Cancer – Are You At Risk?

Are You at Risk?

No one is immune from the risk of cancer. The disease strikes people regardless of age, race or gender. But there are certain risk factors that make a person more likely to develop cancer. Here are some of the more common risk factors:

Growing Older: Most cancers occur in people after the age of 65.

Tobacco Use: The use of tobacco causes approximately 174,000 cancer…

Celebrity Spotlight: Andie MacDowell

Supermodel/Super-Advocate

Andie MacDowell Is Speaking Out About Ovarian Cancer 

Andie MacDowell has starred in such enduringly popular movies as Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral, graced the covers of countless magazines, and modeled for fashion icons Bill Blass, Yves St. Laurent and others. She’s an international supermodel and actress who’s also a longtime and passionat…

CEO Message: We’re In This Together

A Message from the CEO

We’re In This Together

Cancer is scary. It’s a disease that can strike anyone at any age. Being diagnosed with cancer is even scarier. There are so many uncertainties and questions, beginning with “Who do I turn to for help?” At Main Street Hospital, we believe the answer to that question is “right here, close to home.” When cancer patients choose this…

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