Screening Mammograms: The Truth

Recent government task force recommendations advise against screening mammography for women 40-49 years of age, recommend screening only every other year for women between ages 50 and 74, and recommend stop screening over age 74. However, the American Cancer Society continues to recommend annual screening mammography for all women beginning at age 40.


The Truth of Colon Cancer: Everybody Is At Risk

Colon cancer (also called colorectal cancer) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women in the United States, and the third most common cancer. Everyone’s at risk.


Mayor Bob Crowell’s Battle with Cancer

Mayor Bob Crowell of Carson City, Nevada, talks about his experience with prostate cancer at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center.


Cancer Patients Have a Home in Carson City

The Merriner Cottages are 15 units that provide restful nights for out-of-town cancer patients. They are provided at no cost to those who qualify. On June 28, a fundraiser was held at Adele’s Restaurant to raise funds for the operating expenses of the Merriner Cottages. Brenda Chapman has been involved in this event for the past four years. The following is her story: Most of you know that George and I have had a tough time with our health over the years. We’ve been to doctors, pharmacies, clinics, labs, hospitals, universities – you name it, we’ve been there. With my obscure health issues and George’s cancer, the two of us should be poster children for universal healthcare! During George’s treatment …