News

    • February 14, 2014
    • Cancer & Intimacy

    • For many women and men, the impact of cancer treatment can create a shift in intimate relationships. As the number of cancer survivors continues to grow, so does the number of couples who are figuring out how to reconnect after treatment.  Survivors may experience physical changes such as hair loss, weight changes, surgical alteration, and scarring. This can take a toll on a person’s self-image which can affect their comfort level with intimacy. Additionally, medications and procedures used duri... MORE →
    • January 28, 2014
    • Thanks for Your Support

    • I’d like to send a heartfelt thank you to the men and women of the Eagle River Fire Protection District. In addition to serving our community and keeping us safe, the members of ERFPD have volunteered their time to support patients at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.During the month of October ERFPD donned hot pink shirts to raise awareness and sold those shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and Shaw’s Pretty In Pink community-wide initiative.Then, in the month of November many ERFPD m... MORE →
    • December 3, 2013
    • Think Before You Eat: Mindful Nutrition For the Holidays

    • Most people only gain about two pounds from November to January. The problem is we don’t lose the weight and it adds up to 20 pounds over 10 years! This is called “weight creep." If you visit Vail or live here, every day seems like a holiday or reason to celebrate. So, follow these 10 “mindful” guidelines to extend your cheer beyond the season: Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast. It jump starts your metabolism and you’ll eat less throughout the day. Eat like a princess, not a king. Fill ... MORE →
    • November 25, 2013
    • Pretty in Pink Thanks Our Partners

    • One in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, but thanks to the generosity of our community, we’ll more likely catch it early when breast cancer is the most treatable.Throughout the month of October, 27 different businesses came together to educate, celebrate and raise funds for the Sonnenalp Breast Center in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Through this community effort, we were able to educate women to get an annual mammog... MORE →
    • November 22, 2013
    • Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards Hosts Prostate Awareness Event Friday

    • Looking around at a bunch of guys sipping beer and stroking their Movember mustaches, it’s a little scary to realize that one out of six of them will at some point be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s reassuring, however, to know that our community is coming together to have fun while supporting prostate cancer awareness. Today, Crazy Mountain Brewery is hosting a Movember Prostate Awareness event, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to Shaw Regional Cancer Center to help patients.The pr... MORE →
    • October 30, 2013
    • Breckenridge Woman Learns About Herself Through Breast Cancer

    • Exactly one year to the day of her breast cancer diagnosis, Lisa Middlebrook was on the mountain at Vail, her 10-year-old son Patrick beside her, preparing for a day full of skiing. The date was March 3, 2012, and the occasion was the first year of Pink Vail, a fundraising event for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.Participating that year was a big step for Middlebrook, and symbolic of the progress she had made over her disease.“That was my goal, to be well enough to be able to ski,” she said. Sh... MORE →
    • October 29, 2013
    • Stressing Out? Stop!

    • Two-thirds of Americans say they need help for stress.Creating space in the day to stop, come down from the worried mind, and get back into the present moment has been shown to be enormously helpful in mitigating the negative effects of our stress response. When we drop into the present, we’re more likely to gain perspective and see that we have the power to regulate our response to pressure.Here’s a short 1-3 minute practice you can weave into your day to step into that space between stimulus a... MORE →
    • October 24, 2013
    • Breast Cancer Awareness: Are You Dense?

    • No woman really enjoys being called “dense,” but when it comes to screening for breast cancer, this term has completely different implications. Speaking the language of mammography, if a patient is deemed “dense” or “extremely dense,” it means her breasts are comprised of a large amount of dense tissue rather than fatty tissue, a common characteristic of younger, pre-menopausal women or those on hormone therapy. The aging process typically causes breast tissue to become less dense. The problem ... MORE →
    • October 24, 2013
    • Exercise: How Much is Enough?

    • Based on several recent large-scale studies, exercise has emerged as a strong protective factor both for incidence and progression cancer in the prostate and breast. A landmark study in 2011 that followed 2,700 men found that those who reported at least three hours/week of vigorous activity had a 61% lower risk of dying from prostate cancer than those who exercised less than one hour/week. All exercise is good exercise, with recreational and leisure activity showing a decrease in mortality. But ... MORE →
    • October 11, 2013
    • Shaw Regional Cancer Center's Newest Addition

    • Not many ski towns are equipped with a comprehensive medical clinic, much less a cancer facility. What’s more is that the Shaw Regional Cancer Center is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, the most recent addition a brand new linear accelerator. What is a linear accelerator, you may ask? No, it is not a time travel device or a body-shrinking contraption. It is a machine that administers external beam radiation for cancer treatment and Shaw just acquired the market’s newest and most advan... MORE →