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One of the newer strategies offered by many cancer centers today, said Sherry Bias, Director of Women,s Health Services at Cabell Huntington Hospital, is having a nurse advocate who is a liaison between all the team members and the patient.
New cancer technology gets results back faster
Last year, Cabell Huntington Hospital operated on 85 breast cancer patients, said Sherry Bias, administrative director of the center.Last month, it did 630 mammograms.
There's a high incidence of breast cancer in this region, she
said.In fact, 7 percent of all breast cancer victims are in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, Bias
The prevention information that nurse educators and oncology nurses can get to the rural areas, the better chances they'll have to catch problems early, Bias
"Women have traditionally taken care of everyone in the family but themselves," she
said."They put themselves last, and don't come to the doctor until the (the symptoms are pretty far along)."
But there are free screenings available at health departments and other local medical centers, she
said.For more information about those services, contact Bias
at (304) 526-2271.
"We want women to have every ...
"We want women to have every opportunity to have their annual screening mammograms," said Sherry Bias, director of the Breast Health Center.
"We're excited to have the Komen ...
"We're excited to have the Komen on the Go tour stop at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center," said Sherry Bias, director of the Comprehensive Breast Center.
..."We're excited to have the Komen on the Go tour stop at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center," said Sherry Bias, director of the Comprehensive Breast Center.
Working for Women
Sherry Bias, RN, C.N.A, the administrative director of the Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center, can,t emphasize enough how important regular breast examinations and mammograms are.
"We want to find breast cancer early, so that we can treat it appropriately," she
said, many women don,t pursue these important screenings.
"Generally, women take care of everybody in the family except themselves," she
For women who qualify under the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening program, the mammograms are free, Bias
This session is open to anyone, but designed specifically for women who have had breast cancer or people who have family members who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, Bias
"A lot of people want to know what,s new in breast surgery, breast cancer treatment and recovery," she
said."Those are some of the issues we hope to address."
The panel will include oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, a massage therapist and other health professionals, she
..., Sherry Bias, RN, the administrative director, who is also a Certified Nursing Administrator