Broken Arrow Participates in Cancer Prevention Study-3 on June 7

June 6, 2013 Comments off

Residents of Broken Arrow can participate in the American Cancer Society’s historic Cancer Prevention Study-3 to help find answers which may help your loved ones celebrate more birthdays.

Thanks to Lamar Outdoor for donating billboards promoting CPS-3 in the Broken Arrow community.

Thanks to Lamar Outdoor for donating billboards promoting CPS-3 in the Broken Arrow community.

CPS-3 is open to anyone age 30-65 who has never been diagnosed with cancer (excluding basal or squamos cell skin cancer), and willing to make a long-term commitment to the study.

Tell everyone you know about this opportunity to make a diffference in the fight against cancer!

Enrollment will take place Friday, June 7, from 6:30 – 10:30 pm at the American Cancer Society Broken Arrow Relay For Life, South Intermediate High School.

For more information on CPS-3, please visit cancer.org/CPS3 or call 888-604-5888.

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Cancer Patients Impacted by Tornadoes Can Find Assistance 24/7

May 21, 2013 Comments off

NCIC_fDuring this time of uncertainty and devastation from the tornadoes in Moore and Shawnee Oklahoma the American Cancer Society would like the community to know that we are here to help.

“We express our deep concern for those impacted by these disasters,” says Lesa Foster, Regional Vice President for the American Cancer Society. “Our hearts are heavy with grief for those who have lost loved ones, jobs, homes, vehicles, pets, and a general sense of security. We want to express our thanks for Moore and Shawnee’s faithful support of cancer patients in the community, and we applaud our volunteers unwavering commitment to the fight against cancer.”

“Even with a community in devastation, cancer patients need to continue their lifesaving treatment,” says Foster. “For individuals that were receiving treatment we want you to know the American Cancer Society is here to assist you. Our local staff partners have been in contact with area shelters about services that we can offer to cancer patients during this difficult time. We can also help connect you to someone from the area health care systems and get you back on schedule for your treatments.”

Patients can call 1-800-227-2345 for assistance 24 hours a day 7 days a week. American Cancer Society patient navigators can help guide individuals to resources and discuss options for ways to get patients to and from appointments, assist with finding lodging for those displaced, and offer information about local relief efforts that can assist with day to day needs.

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month: If You’re 50 or Older, Get Tested

March 7, 2012 Comments off

You can beat Colon Cancer.

No one has to die from colon cancer, and it’s a fact that many Americans don’t realize.  Colon cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer.  In fact, colon cancer rates have declined rapidly in both men and women in the past two decades due in part to early detection and removal of precancerous polyps.

Here’s what you need to know to arm yourself against this particular type of cancer.

If you are 50 or older, you’re at risk for colon cancer.  You may have the disease and not know it – even if you don’t have a family history of colon cancer.  But testing for colon cancer can save your life.  And if your relatives have had colon cancer, testing is even more important because you’re at a greater risk of contracting the disease.

So this month – Colon Cancer Awareness Month – if you’re 50 or older AND/OR if you have a family history of colon cancer talk to your doctor about getting tested.

To learn more about colon cancer and to view our Colon Cancer PSA visit our web site, www.cancer.org.

Road To Recovery Driver Clive Cadle Receives Recognition from KFOR and SpiritBank

February 3, 2012 Comments off

In January, KFOR Channel 4 in Oklahoma City and SpiritBank honored American Cancer Society volunteer Clive Cadle as its Pay It 4Ward recipient of the week for going above and beyond to help his community.  Clive is a driver for the Road To Recovery program, which provides transportation to and from cancer-related appointments for patients in active treatment.  The program seeks to provide transportation especially to those patients who wouldn’t be able to get to treatment otherwise.

Toni Henry, the Road To Recovery program coordinator in Oklahoma City, nominated Clive for recognition.  “I just know how much he means to our patients and to the American Cancer Society,” she said during an interview with KFOR.

SpiritBank presented Toni with $400 and asked her to “pay it forward” to Clive…  and she did.  He told her that the money was just coming back to the American Cancer Society.  In speaking with KFOR about his relationship with his patients, Clive said, “If I can help these people, it makes me feel good.”

And it makes us feel good, too.  Without volunteer drivers like Clive, the Road To Recovery program would not be able to provide more than 3,000 rides each year to cancer patients with no other transportation to their life-saving appointments.

If you are interested in giving someone the ride of their life, consider becoming a Road To Recovery volunteer.  Volunteers are needed in the following locations:

  • Ada
  • Ardmore
  • Bartlesville
  • Enid
  • Idabel
  • Muskogee
  • McAlester
  • Oklahoma City
  • Shawnee
  • Stillwater
  • Tulsa

For more information about becoming a volunteer driver contact Toni Henry in Western Oklahoma at toni.henry@cancer.org or 405.841.5825 or Kelly Rapp in Eastern Oklahoma at kelly.rapp@cancer.org or 918.477.5400.

Watch this video for the full story:  KFOR Honors Clive Cadle

Welcome to the American Cancer Society Oklahoma blog!

February 1, 2012 Comments off

Thanks for visiting acsoklahoma.org!  Our blog will keep you informed about progress being made in the fight against cancer – in Oklahoma and across the country – and about ways you can be involved, personally, in eliminating this awful disease.

What will we post on our blog? 

  • Details about upcoming local events
  • Research breakthroughs
  • Inspirational stories about Oklahomans battling cancer
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  • Early detection and cancer prevention information
  • ACS in the news, and more!

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