Spokane Medical Research

Cancer Treatments

Filed under: Hair Loss — Tags: , , , — Rudolph @

While cancer treatments steadily advance and improve, doctors have yet to find a cure for self-consciousness and insecurity that comes when a patient loses his or her hair, or is disfigured after surgery such as a mastectomy.

Huntington Memorial Hospital is attempting to address these problems with its newly opened Appearance Center. The center aims to help calm the fears and feelings of negative self-image that often follow chemotherapy and cancer surgery.

My First Triathlon: The MicroSupreme XT

Filed under: Sport — Tags: , — Rudolph @

I didn’t plan to do a triathlon this year. Then one day back in May, I received a phone call from Sharon Cutler, who was working on public relations for the Nissan XTERRA Central Championship. With her enthusiasm, Cutler somehow convinced me to take part in the July 29 XTERRA event in Keystone. After reviewing my options, I entered in the half-distance off-road triathlon, the MicroSupreme XT. This meant that instead of swimming two laps around the frigid pond in Keystone, I’d only need to swim one. Likewise, I’d bike 13K instead of 26 and run 5K instead of 10. This all sounded fine to me – especially the shorter swim! Although I swam swim team in high school, that was 10 years ago, and since then, I’ve barely swum at all. Nonetheless, I was determined to finish the race… (more…)

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