Bike to Beat Cancer, Bike to Beat Cancer Training, Cancer, Foundation

For Chris and Team 182, Bike to Beat Cancer is not just a ride. It’s a way to honor the memory of his mother.

On Sept. 7, hundreds of cyclists will line up to ride anywhere from 5 to 100 miles in the Norton Cancer Institute’s Bike to Beat Cancer. The hope is to raise more than $500,000 for cancer research, prevention, advanced treatments, patient support and more for the Kentuckiana community. The ride begins in front of the…

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Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Cancer, Womens Health

Breast cancer survivor recalls journey to celebrate

Celebrating Oaks Day 2024 has taken on a new meaning for Rachel Trice, 34, of Madison, Indiana. Rachel will be among the 150 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to walk in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade moments before the 150th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks at historic Churchill Downs on Friday, May 3. Rewind…

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Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, Prevention and Wellness

When a nurse becomes a patient and still finds ways to take care of others

Being a caregiver is in Vicki Ball’s DNA. The retired registered nurse says she is at her best when she is taking care of others. But don’t let that word retired fool you. Vicki is still taking care of others — just in a slightly different capacity. Vicki’s nursing career began as an licensed practical nurse…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer

It is possible to develop lung cancer without smoking. Here’s what you need to know

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer, including both small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, is the second most common cancer in adults in the United States (not counting skin cancer). There will be about 234,580 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in 2024. Of those new cases, about 10% to 20% will occur…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer

A low-dose CT scan could help you find lung cancer early

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kentucky has the highest rate of lung cancer in the U.S. If you’re at risk, catching it early is critical. A low-dose CT scan can help. Lung cancer symptoms don’t usually show until the disease has advanced. But if caught early, the chance of surviving five…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention and Wellness

A lung cancer screening may seem overwhelming — here are some suggested questions to ask to your doctor.

Are you a current or former smoker who’s thinking about getting a lung cancer screening? Maybe you have an appointment for a cancer test or lung biopsy scheduled, or you’re awaiting results of a lung cancer test. At any of these stages, you likely have questions about your results, diagnosis and more. Norton Cancer Institute…

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Cancer, Womens Health

‘This is ministry to me’

You’ll never hear another story quite like Euwonna Jones’. Euwonna is a mastectomy fitter at Norton Cancer Institute Pat Harrison Resource Center in Southern Indiana. Here’s how surviving her own harrowing health experiences led her to a career caring for cancer patients as they heal. In Nov. 2009, while living in her hometown of Detroit,…

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Stomach cancer signs and symptoms everyone should know

Country music singer and songwriter Toby Keith died Feb. 5 after a two-year battle with stomach cancer. The music superstar’s death at just 62 years old left many asking what is stomach cancer, how can it be prevented and what are the treatment options. “Stomach cancer, often referred to as gastric cancer, is predominantly an…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer

Lung cancer patient finds hope after second opinion

On a late summer morning in 2023, Jackie Taul sat on her back deck musing on gratitude, the joys of life and second chances. Her ideas were not the result of reading a self-help book or watching an inspirational film. Jackie knew what she was talking about. Two years prior, Jackie was diagnosed with Stage…

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Cancer, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

‘When they saved my life, they saved Christmas’

Dressed as Santa Claus, David Grady was back at Norton Cancer Institute  to thank employees for their care and the compassion they demonstrated to him when he was a patient — and to encourage others who have received a diagnosis like his. Referring to the team who treated him, David said, “When they saved my life,…

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Cancer, Hematology

Natural killer cells are part of the immune system’s front line of defense

The body has cells that naturally attack cancer cells and other diseased and infected cells. These natural killer (NK) cells are part of the immune system’s front line of defense. NK cells are a type of white blood cell that travels in your bloodstream, patrolling the body, scanning cells to see if they are healthy…

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Cancer, Flu, News, Norton Now

The flu shot for cancer patients: Is it safe?

Both the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine are safe if you are a cancer patient, a cancer survivor or in the midst of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy or other course of treatment. The injectable vaccines do not contain live virus. The vaccines trigger an immune response using dead viruses. The American Cancer Society emphasizes…

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