Screening, Prevention and Early Detection

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. For every 100,000 people, 438 new cancer cases were reported, and 159 people died of cancer. Prevention is the best way to fight it, as many types of cancers can be prevented, while others are more easily treated when diagnosed early. Cancer screenings are an important part of early diagnosis, prevention and treatment. COLON CANCER Everyone age 50 and older needs to get

Cancer: Screening, Prevention and Early Detection

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. For every 100,000 people, 438 new cancer cases were reported and 159 people died of cancer. Prevention is the best way to fight it, as many types of cancers can be prevented, while others are more easily treated when diagnosed early. Cancer screenings are an important part of early diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Colon Cancer Everyone age 50 and older needs to get

How Can Select Specialty Hospital Help?

An Intensive Care Unit [ICU] stabilizes patients; however, the next step is just as critical to recovery. Individuals with medically complex conditions may be ready to leave the ICU, but still require advanced monitoring, rehabilitation and time to heal. That’s where Select Specialty Hospital – Camp Hill can help. Select Specialty Hospital – Camp Hill is a critical illness recovery hospital. Licensed as a long-term acute care hospital (LTAC), it specializes in the medical and

A Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) Can Help Your Family!

When someone in your family is sick, your only concern is finding the best care for them! When you need a hospital that can give specialized, advanced care you may need a step above an ordinary hospital. A Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) is a hospital that offers specialized medical, nursing and rehabilitation services for patients who need more advanced care for recovery. Patients in an LTACH typically have a chronic or medically complex

Fighting Cancer: Where to Go for Help

    More than a century ago, cancer patients and their caregivers had few options for surviving, even thriving, after a cancer diagnosis. Thanks to the American Cancer Society, things have changed. When the American Cancer Society was founded in 1913, rarely did people talk about cancer and few people survived a cancer diagnosis. When the grim news was given to a patient, a carriage ride and champagne were the “treatments” to distract the patient

Prostate Specific Antigen – Inaccurate Blood Test Versus Lifesaving Screening Tool

 Prostate cancer screening has received a greatdeal of press over the past decade or two. The introduction of the prostate specific antigen blood test (PSA) in the late ‘80s has resulted in a significant number of prostate cancers being diagnosed at early clinical stages. In fact, each year over 250,000 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the United States alone and over 40,000 men die of this disease annually. Early diagnosis IS key. Current