Tag Archives: cancer

“Lighting Up” Surgical Procedures with New Firefly Technology

Like its namesake, the new Firefly technology, which creates better visualization of the anatomy for surgeons while they are operating, is known for its firefly-green color that illuminates the difference between cancerous and healthy tissue, and the blood supply to a tumor, allowing for more accurate removal and less risk of any cancer being left [...]

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When Life Gives You Cancer, We Give You Hope

If you think back to the days of learning to ride a bike you probably remember falling down frequently.  When you got hurt, your mother would appear with a small band-aid and a hug.  The bandage may have helped heal your “boo-boo,” but the hug helped heal you. We try to keep that same approach [...]

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Health Checkups

With the flurry of everyday life, it’s no wonder our health often takes a backseat to other concerns. But a preventive visit to the doctor now may help you avoid problems down the road. Alaska Regional encourages you to take a moment to contact your healthcare provider and schedule a checkup today.  Don’t have a [...]

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Cancer Care Center

Cancer.  It’s not a big word, but it sure is scary and it packs quite the punch.  Everyone “knows” what cancer is, but do you really know what causes cancer or how it develops? Cancer is when cells in the body start to grow rapidly and out of control.  Instead of normal cells that grow, [...]

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