The Tri-Cities Cancer Center provides free Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT) that are FDA cleared to screen for colorectal cancer, colon polyps, diverticulitis, and colitis. FIT is a simple, self-administered test that provides quick results. Please contact the Tri-Cities Cancer Center… Continue Reading 

By: Carl Berkowitz, TCCC Volunteer In 1993, the Tri-Cities Cancer Center (TCCC) Foundation was founded, followed in 1994 by the opening of the Cancer Center thanks to the hard work and dollars raised by many Tri-City individuals and organizations. There… Continue Reading 

By: Joan Stewart, RT(T), BA HCA Clinical Services Project Coordinator, TCCC A healthy diet can help prevent against colon disorders. Risk factors for colon cancer include obesity, physical inactivity, heavy alcohol consumption, and a high intake of red and processed… Continue Reading 

By: Joan Stewart, RT(T), BA HCA Clinical Services Project Coordinator, TCCC A common theme in cancer care is the earlier we can find it, the better our chance of curing it. Colorectal cancer is no exception. Unfortunately, early stage colon… Continue Reading 

By: Carl Berkowitz, TCCC Volunteer The prostate is a small organ located underneath the bladder and in front of the rectum in men that produces seminal fluid. It is also the site of one of the most common cancers among… Continue Reading 

By: Carl Berkowitz, TCCC Volunteer The Gleason Score There was concern in 2012 when Terry Warnick’s Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels went slightly above the ‘normal’ value of 4.0 ng/mL. But then his count went down. Then back up. Then down.… Continue Reading 

By: Joan Stewart, RT(T), BA HCA Clinical Services Project Coordinator, TCCC It is human nature to look for quick fixes that solve health problems and cancer has a lot of quick fix news on the Internet. But with more than… Continue Reading 

By: Lindsey Josephson, Naturopathic Physician, TCCC According to a recent survey by U.S. News & World Report, 80% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by February. There are a number of reasons for this staggering statistic, but here are a… Continue Reading 

By: Joan Stewart, RT(T), BA HCA Clinical Services Project Coordinator, TCCC and Ambassador, American Cancer Society Mission: HPV Cancer Free As some of you may have heard, a three dose regimen of the HPV vaccine has been approved by the… Continue Reading 

By: Dr. Daniel Bahnmiller, DO, Columbia Shores OBGYN Recent changes have altered the age of receiving the HPV vaccine from ages of 9-25 to the ages of 9-45. This is exciting news, since high risk HPV accounts for causing over… Continue Reading