Quality of Life Programs and Support Groups

Quality of Life Programs and Support Groups In recognition of breast cancer, we want to share resources available in our community. #YouDontHaveToFaceThisAlone Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute offers many free programs to help patients and family members cope with their cancer diagnosis. With a goal to reduce stress, increase health, mobility and balance, and most importantly have fun […]

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You Have Cancer

You Have Cancer: Those are three of the most frightening words a person can hear. The person will experience the emotional stress of living with a diagnosis of cancer and its treatment, the fear of recurrence, and the distress imposed by living with the day-to-day physical problems of the disease. All of that can create new psychological distress or […]

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Breast Cancer Health Navigator

What is a Breast Cancer Health Navigator? Marsha Schmit, RN, BSN, Hurley’s Certified Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator, shared some of the duties she provides while helping women battling breast cancer: Sits down one-on-one with a patient and family members shortly after diagnosis to answer questions and offer another layer of information and support after the […]

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The Gift of Friendship During Breast Cancer and Beyond

The Gift of Friendship During Breast Cancer and Beyond Eastern Michigan University Girls  By Karin Burnett In the fall of 1982, a group of 17- and 18-year-old girls moved into their dorm rooms on the third floor of Sellers Hall on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. As it should have been, life was simple, our […]

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Knitted Knockers

Knitted Knockers have a light-hearted name, but a very real purpose. The hand knit prostheses provide a soft, comfortable and lighter alternative to women who have undergone a mastectomy. Placed in a bra, they take on the shape and feel of a natural breast. Some women find them more comfortable than a heavy prosthetic or […]

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Diagnosis of breast cancer is stressful, frightening

A diagnosis of breast cancer is stressful, frightening — and overwhelming. Get the confidence to focus on your health and your recovery by choosing a breast cancer program with the highest standards of breast care, professional expertise and treatment options. You’ll be assured you are receiving every significant advantage in your battle against breast cancer. Hurley […]

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Lives Flash Before Their Eyes

Lives Flash Before Their Eyes By Jacqueline Smiley, Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, Hurley OB /GYN Associates It was a regular evening at my folks’ house, just chit–chatting, making tea, and relaxing. My dad had on shorts, no shirt, just as usual. As a nurse for many years, I see the human body on a daily basis. But, as a […]

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Kudos Little Pink Book Sponsorship

Kudos Little Pink Book – be our sponsor and connect your business with local women.   A handy little resource filled with wisdom from Hurley Medical Center doctors, dietitians, nurses and wellness professionals. Including information on breast cancer support, resources along with other women’s health and interests. 5000 Kudos Little Pink Books distributed in mid-Michigan, […]

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Breast MRI

Breast MRI: An important tool in breast cancer detection For more than 30 years, Regional Medical Imaging has provided imaging services to physicians and patients throughout Mid-Michigan with officesin Flint Township, Grand Blanc, Fenton, Davison and Saginaw. A breast MRI can be a crucial part of your breast health care. An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) […]

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Monthly Breast Self Exam

 Monthly Breast Self Exam THE BEST DETECTION IS EARLY DETECTION It is never too early to start monthly breast self exams. Below are different ways to perform this exam. Experts recommend that women begin monthly self-examinations at age 20. The best time to do this is a couple of days after your period, when your […]

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