Cancer Treatment

Ovarian Cancer NWA Teen Council

Ovarian Cancer NWA Teen Council

Local twins on a mission to educate young women about the early signs of the silent killer            September is ovarian cancer awareness month and  sophomore  twins Emily and Anna Williams  of Fayetteville High School are not taking that lightly.  They feel that its time that […]

Lung Cancer Screenings Available in NWA

Lung Cancer Screenings Available in NWA

  Lung Cancer Screenings Available in NWA Why is Lung Cancer Screening important? Lung Cancer Screening is important, since early stage lung cancer often  has no symptoms. Most lung cancer is diagnosed at an advanced stage  when it is causing symptoms, and this is why […]

Dancing in Chemo Suite in Rogers?

Dancing in Chemo Suite in Rogers?

Have you seen this video yet? It’s shot right here in Rogers, Arkansas and features all local patients, family members, doctors, nurses, and oncology staff.

The Cancer Challenge 2013

The Cancer Challenge 2013

Cancer Challenge 2013 Since their inception in 1993, The Cancer Challenge has invested over $9.5 million dollars in the Northwest Arkansas community focused on preventing, treating, and rebuilding lives after cancer.  The programs that have been funded from this event are truly life changing for cancer […]

Colon Cancer Awareness

Colon Cancer Awareness

   Awareness For Colon Cancer in March Contributed by Highlands Oncology Group March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and as such Highlands Oncology Group (HOG), Northwest Arkansas’ leading cancer treatment institution, supports the awareness of the dangerous disease. HOG hopes that through increased awareness of […]

Oral Cancer Q & A with Dr. Arnold Smith

Oral Cancer Q & A with Dr. Arnold Smith

Oral Cancer Q & A with Dr. Arnold Smith Oral Cancer is in the public eye less than other cancers, but there are still things you should know about the disease. Dr. Arnold Smith of Highlands Oncology Group answers a few questions on the subject. […]

Skin cancer: Common, Preventable and Curable

Skin cancer: Common, Preventable and Curable

  Skin Cancer: Common, Preventable and Curable Contributed by Emily Hilley-Sierzchula We all love to frolic in the sun. The sun is awesome: It helps make life possible on our beloved planet. Basking in the sun at any time of year lifts the spirits. In […]

Beneficial Nurse and Patient Relationship

Beneficial Nurse and Patient Relationship

Beneficial Nurse and Patient Relationship contributed by Melanie L. Bowen For anyone who is chronically ill or facing any form of a cancer, typically it is imperative to seek the appropriate medical attention. Along with the appropriate medical attention, a medical professional such as a […]

Skin Cancer Q&A with Dr. Eric Schaefer

Skin Cancer Q&A with Dr. Eric Schaefer

  Dr. Eric Schaefer of Highlands Oncology Group answers a few questions about what to expect during skin cancer treatment. Can skin cancer spread to other organs which would require chemotherapy or radiation treatments? Yes, skin cancer can metastasize to other organs, which then could require […]

Oncology Nursing Q&A

Oncology Nursing Q&A

Tracy Thurow, RN, OCN and Director of Nursing at Highlands Oncology Group answers a few questions for us on what makes oncology nurses different and how they are able to help with cancer patients. How many nurses work at Highlands? There are 51 nurses and […]

Faith a Key Factor for Winner of NWA Media’s Nurse of the Year

Faith a Key Factor for Winner of NWA Media’s Nurse of the Year

NWA Media recently awarded Aimee Sanders, a physician’s nurse with Highlands Oncology Group, Nurse of the Year. “[Winning] just is confirmation from the Lord that I am where He wants me to be, doing what He has called me to do,” said Sanders, who won […]

The Effects of Heart Health on Cancer

The Effects of Heart Health on Cancer

Dr. Smith of Highlands Oncology Group answers questions about how cancer affects the heart. If a patient is being treated for a cancer near his or her heart, does radiation or chemotherapy have any ill effects on the heart? In the recent past, women who […]