Salem Health Cancer Center partners with cancer specialists to provide education and awareness to our patients and communities.
Watch this video and meet several members of The Unsinkables dragon boat team, based in Salem. This inspiring group of women is comprised entirely of cancer survivors, caregivers and others.
The dragon boat team was founded in 2015 and rows year-round. The group regularly participates in regional and international competitions. They always welcome and invite new members to join in the fun!
Robert Ponec, MD presents an in-depth, virtual talk about the importance of colon cancer screening – including new recommendations to begin screening at a younger age (45 to 49 years old).
Cancer doesn’t wait – so neither should you. The American Cancer Society estimates 35% of Americans put elective medical procedures on hold, including cancer screenings, due to COVID-19-related fears and service disruptions. The earlier the cancer is detected, the more options there are for treatment, and the better the chances of survival.
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women in the U.S. In 2020, there were 148,000 new cases of colorectal cancer and more than 53,000 deaths. It's largely preventable and one-third of Americans are not up-to-date on screening. Three-fourths of new cases have no known family history.
This video features information from surgeon, Patricia Luckeroth, MD, FACS, Breast Care Center medical director.
Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.
In this video, Dr. Luckeroth discusses family history, breast density, genetic testing, screening guidelines, breast cancer risk and modifiable risk factors.
Regular exercise promotes lifelong wellness and helps combat cancer risk and recurrence. Following an exercise program during treatment can help improve your quality of life. The American Cancer Society recommends these actions for safe exercise.
To demonstrate staying active while staying safe at home, the Salem Health Cancer Center partnered with our physical therapists to show you how to turn sitting in a chair into a healthy workout.
Always talk to your doctor before starting any exercise program.
Your nutrition matters! A healthy eating pattern can help you feel your best. Learn more about balanced nutrition to keep your body strong during and after treatment in our recorded class, What Can I Eat?
If you have more questions after watching this video, you can sign up for a live question and answer session with our registered dietitian. To register, email us at email@example.com.
To help maximize great taste and nutrition in survivorship, a Salem Health Cancer Center registered dietitian shows how to make three quick-and-easy and delicious plant-based dishes.
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Additional recipes and information
Eating healthy has many benefits, including reducing your risk for cancer. Learn how to make this healthy and delicious salad!
“The events of the past year have presented us with many lessons to consider. A few of them are that life is worthy of celebration, that life is best lived in community, that our approach to a situation oftentimes effects the outcome, and that life is too short to postpone joy.” — Rev. Ken Morse, Salem Health chaplain