C-A-N-C-E-R.   Covid-19 has terrorized the nation and upended the world, but cancer was here before COVID and cancer will be here long after the Coronavirus Pandemic is over.

Cancer Number For Perspective

For perspective, WorldOMeter reports that as of today,11-04-21,  worldwide COVID deaths are  5,041,897. That's a terrible toll -- but it's half of what cancer claims every year. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  {anybody still believe them??}, "Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020...The most common causes of cancer death in 2020 were:

  • lung (1.80 million deaths);
  • colon and rectum (935 000 deaths);
  • liver (830 000 deaths);
  • stomach (769 000 deaths); and
  • breast (685 000 deaths).

Cancer Hits Home For So Many

My mom died of Lung Cancer a few years ago, I'm in a remission period from Bladder Cancer, my father had Bladder Cancer, my sister has some Skin Cancer and her husband was wounded in Vietnam and he has cancer now too.   I am too familiar with Cancer and millions of Americans are as well.  So any time oncology services are expanded, it's news worth sharing, so we will.

MultiCare Health System and Yakima Valley Memorial announced today they are partnering to expand oncology services in Central Washington to meet the growing needs of the community.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Yakima County, yet early detection and treatment can significantly improve outcomes for patients and families. As the population of Yakima County continues to climb, so too does the demand for oncology services.

Team Up To Take On The Big C

To ensure that new patients have immediate access to care, Yakima Memorial is collaborating with MultiCare to recruit four additional medical oncologists in the coming months. Both organizations will continue to operate independently while sharing the leadership of Yakima Memorial’s medical oncology team.

MultiCare’s existing relationship with PNWU — along with its state-wide clinical network of cancer care — makes the health system an ideal partner in supporting service expansion at Yakima Memorial and North Star Lodge. Working together, the organizations can ensure that patients in Yakima Valley retain local access to timely, comprehensive cancer care, from prevention to diagnosis to treatment.

In the fight against Cancer, Yakima's Army just got bigger. Fight On!

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