Health system also promotes smoking cessation during November in recognition of the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Huntley resident Howard Turk wanted to find out about his lung health so he got a CT lung screening through Centegra Health System. The simple scan, which takes about 30 minutes, gave Turk peace of mind. “They saw mild signs of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) on the scans but they didn’t see any lesions that indicated cancer,” Turk said. “The screening was very easy and I was in and out.” “It was probably one of the best things I could do for my health because if they found something I would have been able to do something about it,” he said. “The results brought me peace of mind, so I can enjoy time with my family.” A study conducted by the National Cancer Institute showed a 20 percent reduction in the death rate from lung …
Community gathers at Deicke Park for long night of celebrating, remembering and fighting back against cancer. The event raises $70,000.
When the sun goes down in the west and the brightness fades away, cancer strikes a family, Michelle Rankin said. It happened to Rankin's family. Rankin, co-chairman for this year’s Relay for Life, is the daughter of a two-time survivor of breast cancer. When Rankin was just 14-years-old, her mother was diagnosed with the monster. Rankin and her siblings stood by their mother’s side through her struggle, even when the doctors told her the light was dwindling: she had just one month to live. Her mother not only survived that battle, she became a two-time survivor. “I wanted to be there with her as much as I could,” Rankin said. “It made me want to be there for anybody I could help.” As co-chair of the annual Relay for Life of Northern Fox …