March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
- Are you living smart to avoid #cancer? Nutrition and Activity quiz
- Together you can find out if you have healthy kitchens Video
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US each year than all other cancers combined. The number of skin cancer cases has been going up over the past few decades. With warm weather finally right around the corner, it is time to refresh your supply of sunscreen AND your knowledge of skin cancer prevention methods.
Melanoma Monday – May 7 – and Don’t Fry Day – May 25 – are dedicated to raising awareness of sun safety and encouraging everyone to take steps to protect their skin. Ultraviolet (UV) rays, from the sun and other sources like tanning beds, are the primary cause of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. It’s your skin. Protect it and wear it well!
· Infographic on preventing skin cancer http://bit.ly/2H8ESFr
or take this quiz to measure your skin cancer IQ! http://bit.ly/2qirGUX
· In this video, John tells his story about finding skin cancer, getting it treated and then sharing a personal message about prevention. https://youtu.be/oQN-1VbmDuw
· Do you have a story about yourself or a family member who benefitted by the early detection of skin cancer? What preventive measures do you integrate into your life and that of your family?
· Remember: Slip! Slop! Slap!® and Wrap! When outdoors – slip on a shirt, slop on broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, slap on a wide-brimmed hat, and wrap on sunglasses.
· Divirtiéndose bajo el sol. Proteja a su familia. (Have fun in the sun. Protect your family.) http://bit.ly/2JOXEAd
Have you pledged to get screened? Have you pledged to have the conversation with someone important to you?
During March and April, more than 500 people pledged to either get screened or to encourage others to get screened for colorectal cancer. Some people responded to emails or Facebook messages and completed a pledge form online at PledgeToScreen.org. More pledges lead to more screenings which lead to more lives saved. And to ensure that 80% of all age-appropriate people are getting screened, each of us must rise to the challenge and continue to get the message out.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, when men and women are combined, yet it can be prevented through screening.
There are several screening options available, including simple take-home options.
Preventing colon cancer or finding it early doesn’t have to be expensive.
The American Cancer Society “PledgeToScreen” campaign will continue throughout 2018. Please remember to carry pledge cards with you to events, meetings or appointments. Or post a message on your personal, community or event social channel inviting those you love (who are age-eligible) to go to PledgeToScreen.org
and make a commitment to get screened. Each person completing a pledge form will receive a text message recognizing their commitment and reminding them to take the next step!
Have you celebrated the big 5-0? Have you been screened? There is no time like the present to make a commitment. Go to PledgeToScreen.org today. C’mon…you can do it!
Not yet 50? Tell someone you love that if they are 50+, it’s time to pledge to get screened. PledgeToScreen.org
Mission HPV Cancer Free
The American Cancer Society is leading the charge to prevent HPV cancer, with our Mission: HPV Cancer Free campaign set to launch in early June. The campaign promotes the use of the HPV vaccine. It has been proven to help prevent six types of cancer – an opportunity to put a stop to 29,000 new cases of cancer each year. This is a call to action we can’t ignore!
Every year, about 31,500 men and women are diagnosed with a cancer caused by HPV.
About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year.
HPV is very common. About four out of five people will get HPV at some point in their lives. There is no way to know if an infection will lead to cancer.
HPV has no treatment, but a vaccine can prevent it. The HPV vaccination can help prevent more than 29,000 cases of cancer every year.
Most health insurance covers the cost of the HPV vaccine.
The American Cancer Society recommends the HPV vaccine for boys and girls ages 11 and 12.
Use these resources to learn more about HPV:
A fundamental place to find excellent HPV information is on cancer.org/HPV
Take two quick minutes to refresh what you know about the HPV vaccine by watching this basic but useful video. http://bit.ly/2GOvw2s
Saving the best for last: Mother’s Day is May 13!
Mothers play an important, leading role in our lives. Many of them are the chief medical officer of the family, ensuring booboos are kissed, sprains are iced and wrapped, and cuts get sutured. Always caring for others. For at least one day, let’s turn that around.
On May 13, don’t forget to take a few minutes to express your appreciation and gratitude for the moms, mothers, mamas or mommies in your life.
Remind mom of the valuable information at cancer.org/healthy
that will help keep her healthy and reduce her risk for cancer.
On this Mother’s Day, consider giving a gift of time and conversation.
TFCC Staff present Thanksgiving Holiday Turkey basket to Family. The turkeys were donated by Walmart Stores.
Broadway Street Pediatric Clinic L to R: Sherri Gould, RN, Site Manager, Catalina Ekuaga, Patient’s Mother and a former Olympic Volleyball player, Don Horn, LBSW, Social Worker, Herwanea Sirles, Community Health Worker
FAMILY Circle of Care Staff Provides Relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey!
I want to personally thank all the FCC employees who donated their time, money, and prayers to those from Houston and surrounding areas, who are now in Smith County, following Hurricane Harvey. It truly warms my heart to see that FCC employees care so much about our community and fellow Texans. Thank you so much for your love, support, and dedication to our larger Texas community and those in need. We are blessed by you all. You rock!
Donations came from the following employees:
Ana Tovar, Jenniffer Leon, Gabriela Pinedo, Brianna Thomas,
Daisy Guzman, Tammy Barreau, Melissa Borunda, Dennia Flores,
Cecilia Gonzalez, Adriana Vazquez, Rosana Valle, Evelyn Busby,
Joann Dixon, Jeanetta Brown, Frances Galindo, Rayza Fernandez,
Sara Munoz, Stephanie Reed, Stacy Fogle, Machelle Rutherford,
Jessica Fuller, Courtney Young, Scherrie Criss, Jannice Mass,
Natalie Bryant, Margaret Vidal-Kutin, Joyce Daniel, Karol Villarreal,
Edith Costillo, Karen Morales, Florinda Adams,
Zareh Khachikian, Josephine Huffman, Ann Abrameit, Linda Isabell,
Mary Cowan and Jennifer Blake
Volunteers that packed bags: (including wipes, diapers, water, food, kids toys, and etc. in FCC bags)
Ana Tovar, Florinda Adams, Melissa Borunda, Daisy Guzman and Jennifer Blake
Volunteers that made Deliveries: (who were delivering late into last night hotel room by hotel room)
Ana Tovar, Jenniffer Leon, Gabriela Pinedo, Brianna Thomas and Jennifer Blake
There is always more time to give. If you missed this first round please let us know and we’ll be happy to collect and distribute whatever you can spare.
RX Disposal - Four ways to prevent RX misuse and abuse - (Click here to view)
FAMILY Circle of Care staff participating in the Kids’ Zone at the Jacksonville TomatoFest, 2017, June 10th.
Mammogram Offering-Glenwood Clinic
The Blessing Box
Jacksonville FAMILY Circle of Care
Take what you need, leave what you can.
Relay for Life
April 21, 2017, Southside Church
Providers and Staff
Glenwood Family Medicine and OB-Gyn