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Liz Wambugu, a certified adult gerontology nurse practitioner and palliative care provider with Agape Healthcare, Greenwood Village

Palliative care services at Agape Healthcare provide support for people with chronic illness

by Jeannette Moninger

If you or a loved one is living with a chronic disease that affects the ability to enjoy life, a palliative care specialist can help. “Palliative care is a medical discipline focused on helping people who have a chronic, and sometimes terminal, condition manage symptoms and improve quality of...

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ACTIVE RECOVERY, Outdoor retreats help cancer patients and survivors experience adventure, community

Active Recovery & Retreats

by Sarah Protzman Howlett

Outdoor retreats help cancer patients and survivors experience adventure, community

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Denver fertility, fertility preservation with cancer diagnosis

Fertility Preservation

by Kris Scott | Research by Hannah Metzger

The process of saving or protecting eggs, sperm or reproductive tissue so that a person can use them to have biological children in the future.

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Denver, Colorado, Cancer Support Groups, Emotional support for cancer diagnosis

EMOTIONAL AND GROUP SUPPORT

by Kris Scott | Research by Hannah Metzger

The Denver metro area is full of places and people that bring comfort, compassion and encouragement to someone whose life has been touched by cancer — whether patient, survivor or caregiver. The following is a solid but incomplete list of south metro Denver resources for those affected by cancer....

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The Head and Neck Surgical Specialty Group, Swedish cancer care, Denver

Surgical Expertise Helps Patient Keep His Voice Box While Treating Rare Cancerous Tumor

by Jeannette Moninger

It started as a sore throat. And then Pueblo resident Ken Stevens found it difficult to swallow. When these problems got worse instead of better, Stevens went to his family doctor who discovered a lump in the back of his throat. That lump turned out to be cancer, so Stevens headed north to see Dr....

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Norm Lastovica, Salida, Colorado

Laser Microsurgery Removes Cancerous Tumors While Speeding Recovery

by Jeannette Moninger

It was early May when Norm Lastovica first noticed an enlarged lymph node in his neck. The 55-year-old software engineer and part-time ski patroller from Salida assumed he was coming down with something. But a week went by, and while Lastovica didn’t feel sick, the lump didn’t go away. His...

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I read somewhere that the American Cancer Society is now recommending colorectal cancer screening at age 45. When should I start getting screened? Should I get a Cologuard® (stool) test instead of a colonoscopy?

by Dr. Erika Lee

Colorectal cancer diagnoses in people under the age of 50 have been rising in recent years. In response to this, the American Cancer Society updated its screening guidelines to recommend that adults at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45. African-Americans, those...

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Interventional radiology technologist, Michael Rose, and medical director, Dr. Peter Stratil view images of catheters threading through an artery. This technique helps the doctors to perform several types of minimally-invasive procedures.

RIA Expands Outpatient Access

by Jeannette Moninger

The RIA Interventional Suite is Denver's first non-hospital option for IR procedures.

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Meet the Doctor: Paul van der Sloot, MD

by Jeannette Moninger

Otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon Dr. Paul van der Sloot joined the Head and Neck Cancer Care Center at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center in August. He treats head and neck tumors and specializes in transoral robotic surgery and microvascular reconstructive...

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Skin Cancer: What Coloradans Need to Know

Skin Cancer: What Coloradans Need to Know 

by Meghan Rabbitt

It was three months before her wedding when Julie Dugdale, a Denver-based writer, noticed an irritation near her nose that wouldn’t seem to go away. She thought it might be a pimple and ignored it. When a little voice inside nagged her to see a dermatologist, she brushed it off. “I didn’t...

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