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January 2019

A Message from the CEO: Good News in the Fight Against Cancer

Kathy Bates is not alone in being diagnosed with cancer. Almost 40 percent of men and more than 37 percent of women will develop cancer during their lifetimes. But here’s the good news. Thanks to more accurate preventive screenings and advances in treatment options, the five-year survival rate for people with cancer today is now 39 to 68 percent higher (depending on the cancer) than it was in…

The Facts About Cancer

Did You Know?42—Percentage of newly diagnosed cancers that are potentially avoidable26—Percentage decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. from 1991 to 20152.3 million—Number of cancer deaths prevented from 1991 to 201587—Percentage of cancers that are diagnosed in people age 50 and older 1,650—Number of people who die of cancer every day in the United States 15.5 million—Number…

All the Ways We Care: Taking the Fight to Cancer

Almost everyone in America knows a friend or loved one who’s been diagnosed with cancer. And no wonder: 4,830 new cancer cases are diagnosed every day in the United States. That’s the reason Main Street Hospital has made a commitment to provide a comprehensive range of cancer-fighting services. We have the expertise, equipment and medical resources needed to both detect and treat cancer. And…

Save Your Skin

Don’t become a skin-cancer statistic this summer.

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States than all other cancers combined. In fact, more than five million cases are diagnosed every, many of which could be prevented by protecting the skin from excessive sun exposure.

How To Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer

Use a generous amount of sunscreen on exposed skin, even…

What’s Your Cancer IQ?

More than 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2019. When it comes to fighting this all-too-common disease, knowledge is power. Test your cancer IQ with the following questions, then check to see how well you did below.

True or False? If you get cancer, it’s usually because someone in your family had it.
True or False? Heavy drinking can increase your…

Are You At Risk For Lymphedema?

Kathy Bates is just one of more than 10 million Americans who suffer from lymphedema. Yet few people know much about the disease. Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know about lymphedema.

What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is swelling caused by a collection of too much lymph fluid. This protein-rich liquid circulates through the body through lymph vessels to collect and carry bacteria,…

Interview with Kathy Bates: My Most Important Role

Academy Award-Winner Kathy Bates is on a Mission to Raise Awareness About Lymphedema

During an acting career that has spanned almost five decades, Kathy Bates has played dozens of memorable characters, from the obsessive fan Annie Wilkes in the film Misery, for which she won an Oscar, to the Unsinkable Molly Brown in Titanic. Now Kathy has taken on a new real-life role, raising awareness about…

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