Continuing the Fight: The Gaskins

“Needless to say of course I was emotional because I had one path that I was going down and abruptly it was cut off,” – Stacie Gaskins Imagine one week preparing yourself for a “mommy makeover” surgery. You’re going throughout your week excited and ready for your snap back after giving birth to a precious baby almost four years prior. The day before your surgery … Continue reading Continuing the Fight: The Gaskins

Man Up and Call the Doctor

June Is Men’s Health Month June is men’s health month—a time to focus on common health issues and encourage men to care for both their mental and physical health. Even though men die, on average, five years earlier than women, they are also less likely to go to the doctor, according to a study from Rutgers University. The researchers found that men who held more … Continue reading Man Up and Call the Doctor

The Common Male Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common male cancers. According to statistics from the National Cancer Institute, in 2020 prostate cancer made up 10.6% of new cancer cases in the U.S. This cancer affects the prostate gland, which is a gland involved in producing semen. Signs and Symptoms Early-stage prostate cancer often produces no symptoms. In the advanced stages, some symptoms may include: • … Continue reading The Common Male Cancer

Second Time’s a Charm

Ken McDermott is a hard-working, blue collar resident of Moultrie, Georgia, who always tries to do the right thing. That’s why when Ken turned 50, he did what any responsible older male is supposed to do at that age: get your PSA level checked, especially if you are considered at-risk for prostate cancer. McDermott certainly fit that category. His father, Lewis DeMott, had just passed … Continue reading Second Time’s a Charm

Archbold Offers New Therasphere Cancer Treatment

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of Americans who are diagnosed with liver cancer is rising. Approximately 33,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with liver cancer each year, and about 27,000 die from the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates approximately 760 liver cancer deaths in Georgia in 2020.Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center, in conjunction … Continue reading Archbold Offers New Therasphere Cancer Treatment