March 30th is Doctors Appreciation Day.
Our team enjoyed the opportunity to show appreciation for our amazing doctors!
Dr. Stanlee Lu is our Hematologist/ Medical Oncologist and Dr. Craig Peterson is our Naturopathic Oncology Physician.
They work hard to provide such great compassionate care for our patients, they deserve some appreciation back from their team.
We also celebrated Dr. Lu’s Birthday. He loves Reese’s candy and got a suprise at his desk in the morning.
The American Indian Cancer Foundation and Exact Sciences sponsored this “Blue Beads” campaign for colorectal cancer screening awareness.
Salish Cancer Center and PTHA collaborated on a colorectal cancer screening event on March 28th, to encourage PTHA patients to get their screenings done!
We are so glad many patients made the decision to take care of their health and get screened for colorectal cancer.
It’s important to stay up-to-date with your cancer screenings because early detection saves lives.
March is Colon, Kidney, Anal, and Multiple Myeloma Cancer Awareness month.
Our experienced providers treat all cancer types!
Thank you to our patients for allowing us to care for you. Your fight is our fight!
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer among Native people and the second leading cause of cancer death. There are usually no symptoms until it’s too late; regular screenings can detect polyps in the colon early before they turn into cancer.
The current screening recommendation age for average-risk persons is 45 years old.
The recommendation for higher-risk persons is younger than 45 years old.
High-risk screening indications:
Kidney cancer is also called renal cancer. It is one of the ten most common cancers in adults.
People at higher risk for kidney cancer are recommended to have regular CT, MRI, and Ultrasounds to look for kidney tumors.
Anal cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the anus.
Anal cancer is not common in the US, people at higher-risk are recommended to have regular anal cytology testing (anal pap test), or anoscopy.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells.
Screening is done through regular blood work.