Archive | October, 2014

Radiation Oncology: Commonly Asked Questions

Contributed by Nate Esplin, Lead Radiation Therapist at the EIRMC Cancer Center What is radiation? Radiation is something that is electrically produced. It is high powered and interacts with certain elements that create an x-ray beam. That beam has the ability to therapeutically treat cancer cells. Radiation is effective when a cell may be growing […]

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7 Ways to Cope With the Mental Health Effects of Breast Cancer

When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, you may only think about the physical effects of the disease at first: How will the treatment make you feel? Will you lose your hair to chemo? Will you need a mastectomy? But there are mental health effects to be on the lookout for as well. Some women who […]

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How to Be a Part of a Loved One’s Breast Cancer Support Team

If you have a loved one who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, you probably want to help out as much as you can. But you may worry about what exactly and how much you can do. You don’t want to be a bother or give your loved one something else to worry about. You […]

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Know The Facts About The Ebola Virus Disease

The Ebola Virus Disease has been in the headlines recently.  There are many people weighing in on this topic, but not all information is accurate. It is very important to know the facts about this disease, how it is transmitted, and the precautions already in place at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. How is Ebola […]

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Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Why It’s Not a Death Sentence

Believe it or not, a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer is usually not a death sentence. That’s because of two life-saving words: early detection. Here’s what you should know about early-stage breast cancer—what it is as well as how it’s caught and treated. What Early Stage Breast Cancer Means You may already know that the […]

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