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Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Not all tumors are cancerous. There are two types of tumors that can be found. Benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body and are not cancerous. Malignant tumors are cancerous. There are many different types of cancer. There are over 100 cancers that affect humans. Cancer is a life-limiting illness. Cancer awareness is being aware of the different cancers and their risks. The first step in beating cancer is understanding it. Tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths. Another 10% is due to obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity and drinking alcohol. Small changes can have a significant affect. Many cancers can be prevented by not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, not drinking too much alcohol, eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, vaccination against certain infectious diseases, not eating too much processed and red meat, and avoiding too much sunlight exposure. Early detection through screening can be very useful. Cancer is often treated with some combination of radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Pain and symptom management are an important part of care. Palliative care is particularly important in people with advanced disease. CompassionCare Hospice is here to raise awareness and/or support you on your path.

Hospice Supports Those at Home - CompassionCare Hospice

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Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. Many people are surprised to learn hospice is intended for weeks and months of care, not just for the last days of someone’s life. People are also under false pretenses that hospice is… Read more »


Signs of Stomach Cancer - CompassionCare Hospice

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We all get the stomach aches from time to time, and if more often than not, this can cause us to worry about stomach cancer. Stomach cancer has a reputation for being one of the most painful but for many sufferers, pain is not among the disease’s early warning signs. In fact, it can cause no… Read more »


Join Team Compassion in this Year’s Race for the Cure - CompassionCare Hospice

Promoting Heart Health Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Join us this year for the Susan G Komen-Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 6, 2017! Help show your support for the fight and cure against breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and every 2 minutes a female is diagnosed. Breast cancer is often first suspected… Read more »


You’re Invited-Last Chance (CME Credits Available!) - CompassionCare Hospice

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Friends and Colleagues, Tonight is the last chance to catch “Being Mortal” and an opportunity to earn 2.0 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility (2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits) – Don’t miss out! Join us from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, you’ll be a part of a national dialog taking place… Read more »


Cancer on the Rise in Younger Adults - CompassionCare Hospice

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 The number of younger adults being diagnosed with colon cancer is on the rise, according to a recent study by the American Cancer Society. People born in 1990 have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer as people the same age who were born in the 50’s. Colon… Read more »


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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Each year, an estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and, of those, about one-third will die as a result of the cancer. Over the last 30 years, due to increased screening and awareness, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%.   The American Social Health Association (ASHA) and the National… Read more »


Hospice Care at End-of-Life Linked to Higher Satisfaction - CompassionCare Hospice

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Fox News Health reported that families of terminally ill cancer patients may be more satisfied with the end-of-life treatment their loved ones receive when it involves hospice care, a recent study suggests.  Researchers examined interview data from 1,970 family members of  cancer patients. The patients all had advanced lung or colorectal cancer, and roughly half had… Read more »


Stomach Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

“No Stomach for Cancer.” November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Stomach cancer is also called gastric cancer. It is the 5th most common type of cancer worldwide. It is also the 3rd most common cause of cancer deaths. There are 1 million new cases globally each year. 1 in 111 men or women will be… Read more »


Lung Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Lung cancer awareness ribbon - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s campaign is “Share Your Story.” “We believe that when one person shares their story, it causes a ripple effect that gives others permission to do the same.  This ultimately builds a more supportive community and helps move us towards a more supportive discussion of the disease,” says… Read more »


“Movember”or Men No Shave Month - CompassionCare Hospice

"Movember" or no shave Novemer for Men's Health Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

“Movember” is the month of November. This month is set aside to raise awareness and support cancer and mental health isseus. Men are facing a health crisis. Too many men are dying too young. The Movember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men’s health. The Movember Foundation partners with the Prostate Cancer… Read more »