Nashville, TN – During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions.
The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 15,000 children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. Childhood cancer patients may need blood products on a regular basis during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.
Nashville, TN – September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions.
The National Cancer Institute estimated that more than 15,000 children and adolescents in the U.S. would be diagnosed with cancer last year.
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Nashville, TN – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others.
Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, which required blood products.
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Clarksville, TN – Cancer is a horrible reality that many families face. It is particularly horrible when it affects children. On July 6th, 2018 Josh and Katie Thornhill received the call telling them that their son, Marcus, has an aggressive brain cancer that it is inoperable because of where it is located.
Marcus is a resilient 5 year old that is showing he is #MarcusStrong. He is fighting this cancer and determined to win. Marcus has been in radiation going on 6 weeks at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. He is almost done with this phase of treatment and will soon move on to chemotherapy.
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Clarksville, TN – A star-studded affair is slated to go down Saturday, June 10th, 2017 in the Dunn Center as former Austin Peay State University head men’s basketball coach Dave Loos is roasted and thanked at a celebration in his honor.
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Sgt. Charles Gaytan and his wife Kayla were given the gift of quadruplets December 30th, 2016. One month earlier, the couple learned that Kayla’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma had returned.
Kayla will start another round of chemotherapy soon. The treatment is expected to continue for around 16 months.
A GoFundMe account has been setup to help the family with medical expenses.
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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head men’s basketball coach Dave Loos will return to the sidelines this week after a four-game leave of absence during his ongoing chemotherapy treatment.
Loos took leave from the team prior to the Tennessee Tech game, January 5th, with assistant head coach Jay Bowen serving as acting head coach the past four games—the Govs went 2-2 in Loos’ absence.
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head men’s basketball coach Dave Loos will take a leave of absence as he continues chemotherapy for a cancerous lymph node.
July surgery led the removal of a malignant tumor on Loos’ colon and the discovery of a cancerous growth on a lymph node in the area.
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Clarksville, TN – Dave Loos, Austin Peay State University’s longtime basketball coach, recently underwent surgery to successfully remove a malignant tumor.
“Our thoughts and concerns right now are for the health and well-being of Coach Loos,” APSU Athletics Director Ryan Ivey said. “We look forward to welcoming him back when he has made a full recovery.”
Curtis Johnson sponsors measure to address cost parity among treatments
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) is sponsoring SB2091/HB2239, the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act, to ensure that cancer patients are able to get the most medically appropriate treatment, as decided between the physician and patient.
Traditional treatments are usually given through an IV or injection and are covered under health care benefits resulting in a small co-pay or no cost at all to patients. Oral treatments are usually part of the health plan’s pharmacy benefit and result in high out-of-pocket costs for patients. This disparity is a result of our laws not keeping up with scientific advancements, which can negatively impact patients taking their medication as prescribed.
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