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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.

CompassionCare Hospice – We Honor Vets - CompassionCare Hospice

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The We Honor Veterans program that CompassionCare Hospice is a member of  has created a new resource to help WHV partner programs advocate and share important work with our local elected officials right here in Las Vegas, Nevada. The WHV Advocacy Toolkit was developed for organizations that are We Honor Veterans partners. Developed in collaboration with… Read more »


Hospice Work Isn’t “Scary” - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice can be a scary word for patients, families, and those that don’t fully understand it. After patients & families receive all of the services, support, and education that comes along with hospice, they begin to see that the once “scary” word is no longer scary. They begin to see that hospice is about living. Living the rest of your… Read more »


Hospice Eligibility - CompassionCare Hospice

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“As Medicare spending on hospice care has grown steadily in recent years—reaching $15.1 billion annually—the government has stepped up its regulatory scrutiny of hospice enrollment practices to make sure that only eligible patients are being admitted. Some primary care physicians might wonder then, how and even whether to utilize hospice care for the benefit of… Read more »


Hospice Care Misunderstood - CompassionCare Hospice

“Hospice care is underutilized — only a third of Americans die under the care of hospice, and hospice care is free,” noted the author of one article, Dr. Gail Gazelle, assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. “Far too often, patients end up in an ICU, rushed to the emergency room, and they end up… Read more »


National Bikini Day-Sun Protection for You and Your Loved Ones! - CompassionCare Hospice

National Bikini Day (July 5th) marks the anniversary of the invention of the revealing two-piece bathing suit. Since making it’s debut in Paris in 1946, by French designer Louis Reard, women have been hitting beaches and pools in these ever since. In America however, the bikini wasn’t fully accepted until the 1960s and continues on into… Read more »


National Cancer Survivors Day – June 5 - CompassionCare Hospice

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June 5 is National Cancer Survivors Day. June 5 is a day to celebrate life but also inspire and support those affected by cancer. CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas is here to serve as an outreach to the community. We want to draw attention to the ongoing process of cancer survivorship. To be a survivor… Read more »


Celebrate Men’s Health Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Join CompassionCare Hospice For Men's Health Month

Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. Join Julie McIntosh, LPN and Community Education Nurse for Compassion Care as we… Read more »


National Women’s Health Week - CompassionCare Hospice

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National Women’s Health Week is the week of May 9. National Women’s Health Week is a reminder to women to take care of themselves. Your health is a priority. Protect your health by getting the care you need to prevent disease, disability, and injuries. Regular check-ups are important. Preventive care can keep disease away or… Read more »


Melanoma Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Melanoma or malignant melanoma is a cancer that begins in the melanocytes commonly found in the skin. Melanocytes are melanin or pigmented-producing cells. May is the month designated to spread the word about strategies for preventing skin cancer and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Skin cancer… Read more »


CompassionCare Hospice – Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure - CompassionCare Hospice

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was this morning. And what a beautiful morning it was. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an event to raise awareness for breast cancer. It is a great fundraiser as well. Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit supporter of breast cancer research. This research is… Read more »