Wound Care Treatments for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Approximately one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime and the American Cancer Society estimates that it is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, followed by lung cancer. Years after successfully defeating prostate cancer, some men will experience a hidden complication caused by the radiation having…

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Healing Wounds Caused by the Adverse Effects of Radiation Treatment

When Leslie Maynor was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the inner ear, she became fearful her life would end. After undergoing surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment to remove the cancer, Leslie developed severe burns and was left with a hole that was resistant to healing. “I liked the outdoors. I liked to camp, hang…

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Leslie’s Healing Journey with Healogics

The fight to beat cancer can be a long road, and the thought of having other injuries due to radiation treatment can be overwhelming. A side effect of some radiation treatments is the narrowing of the arteries, which may decrease blood flow to the treated area, resulting in healing challenges. Leslie Maynor received radiation treatment…

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Cancer Survivors Sometimes Face Late Effects of Radiation Treatment

If you or someone you care for received radiation treatment to help fight cancer, there may be injuries that could occur due to the radiation treatment. Radiation kills cancer cells but also may harm healthy tissue. In some cases, these injuries do not cause symptoms for several months or even years following treatment.

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When to Consider a Wound Care Specialist

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis. Why Do Some Wounds Require Specialized Care? Our human bodies have a remarkable ability to heal but chronic disease, traumatic injuries and certain medications can compromise our immune systems making chronic wounds difficult to heal. In addition, increased age, obesity, heart and vascular disease and cancer…

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Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month. We, at Healogics, are bringing awareness to the various health conditions that men suffer from, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or prostate cancer. With early detection and appropriate treatments, these conditions can be managed or even prevented.

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Infection Prevention and Management

Your skin protects the inside of your body from germs that cannot be seen. Germs can cause infection if you have a break in the skin. You can also get an infection in your bone. This is called osteomyelitis.

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Smoking and Wound Healing

How Does Smoking Affect Wound Healing? Cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine causes your arteries to become narrow. It can also cause your arteries to go into spasm. When this happens, the oxygen and nutrients carried in your blood cannot get to your wound. Oxygen and nutrients are needed for your wound to heal. A wound that…

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A Guide to Pain Control

Don’t Put Up With Pain A wound can often be painful. Doctors who work in wound care can help prevent or relieve the pain that may come from a problem wound.

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