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June 1, 2022
Get back in the routine of routine screenings like colonoscopies and mammograms. They are relatively easy to complete and detect some of the most aggressive cancers, which are quite survivable if they are discovered early.
Making Prevention a Priority
The dance of delay. “Particularly in COVID times, a lot of the preventive care has been delayed, people aren’t going to the doctor unless they really need to and, as a result, we’re detecting cancer later and, unfortunately, with worse outcomes,” said Dr. Dan Flaugher, board-certified family medicine provider at Berkeley Family Practice.
Worth the wince. Screenings such as colonoscopies and mammograms are regarded as invasive and potentially uncomfortable but can be lifesaving. The medical community urges patients to schedule these screenings routinely.
Patient patients. As patients are anxious to regain control over their health and return to a semblance of normalcy, doctors and health care systems are feeling the pressure of their diminished workforce and an increased demand. Dr. Flaugher asks patients to be patient and flexible when making appointments as medical organizations adjust to post-pandemic needs.
June 28 – Cancer Survivors Day. – Join Cancer Survivors Park Alliance and UpState Cancer Network from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in cultivating a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed and a gathering of support for families and the community. Activities include Alliance of Therapy Dogs, colors of cancer hair painting, food and refreshments from Common Pops and Synergy Coffee, children’s games and more.
What did the Synergy Coffee bean say to the therapy dog?
You’re a brew-ti-ful puppachino.
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