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Fun In the Summer Sun – Safely!

COVID-19 had many of us cooped up – for pretty much all of 2020 – causing us to avoid many of our normal, fun, social outdoor activities. But, 2021 is not 2020. With more and more people now fully vaccinated, we are packing our bags, hitting the road, and finding fun in the summer sun! Before you head out the door for your weekend adventure … don’t forget to grab the sunscreen … and an extra big hat! Right now, Carson Tahoe’s Health & Wellness Institute is offering no-cost skin cancer screenings during the month of June. With both the screenings and summer on the horizon, we thought now would be a good time to discuss skin cancer and everything …


What do I need to know about Colorectal Cancer screenings?

You’ve got the *poower!* to take charge of your health! We know when it comes to the topic of Colorectal Cancer Screening, your face may *flush* and you may want to run the other way! Fortunately, in today’s world, screening can be done in the comfort of your own home. And the great news is, Carson Tahoe’s Health and Wellness Institute is here, ready to help you stay on top of your health screenings. Did you know, according to the American Cancer Society, aside from skin cancers, “colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S.” While that statistic may be alarming, it is just another reminder of how important screenings and …


The Latest in Cancer-Fighting Technology

At the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, an affiliate of Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah and accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, we believe convenience in health care is paramount. When it comes to our patients’ health, comfort, and well-being, we never stop seeking new, effective ways to better their care journey. Last month, our Carson Tahoe Radiation Oncology group, who have been serving the Carson City area for over 30 years, upgraded all of their radiation-delivery technology to the latest and greatest radiation therapy system available for treating cancer. This type of therapy is considered a ‘local treatment’ and works by damaging the DNA in the cancer cell, therefore disabling the cancer cells from reproducing …


Medical Qualification for Disability Benefits with Cancer

Some cancers respond to treatment quickly. Others are highly aggressive or more advanced at the time of diagnosis. The level of disability for patients with cancer varies greatly from one case to the next. The cancer type determines how the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers your application for benefits. You may have a form of the disease that qualifies for automatic approval, or the type of cancer with which you’ve been diagnosed may be one that doesn’t always get approved for disability. If you can prove you are eligible, disability benefits ensure steady income, and since there are multiple ways to achieve a disability approval, you shouldn’t lose hope. Disability Listings and Medical Qualification The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains …


March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the Perfect Time to Get Screened.

Did you know that colorectal cancer or ‘colon cancer’ is the second leading cause of cancer death among both men and women nationally? Though this is a scary statistic, the good news is through screening and early detection, colon cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers. Colorectal cancer is often referred to as a silent killer because there are often no indications of a problem. Usually by the time symptoms appear, the cancer is already at an advanced stage. Because of this, the American Cancer Society recommends that all men and women with no family history begin screenings at the age of 45. If there is family history, or certain symptoms appear such as: a change in …