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Doctor Rids NLR Man of Barrett’s Disease

July 18, 2017 | A year ago, Reg Hamman of North Little Rock was convinced he had heart problems. There was discomfort in his chest that prompted him to visit his cardiologist. “It turns out it was acid reflux,” Hamman said. “I was referred to my gastroenterologist who found out through an endoscopy that I [...]

Cancer Diagnosis Yields Big Surprise for New Mom

Read the Spanish version of this story here. June 7, 2017 | If the circumstances surrounding Angel Castillo’s birth are any indication, his life will be full of surprises. It was during a routine gynecological exam in January 2016 when Angel’s mom, Carmen Martinez, got some very unexpected news: She had cervical cancer. As a [...]

Pine Bluff Man Free of Esophagus Cancer After Early Detection

June 1, 2017 | When Mark Harper went to see his gastroenterologist last September, he wasn’t expecting a cancer diagnosis. “I never had any symptoms,” he said. “I went in because I promised my wife I’d go see Dr. Henry Rogers before he retires.” Harper considers himself lucky. The doctor in Pine Bluff did an [...]

Inherited Cancer Risk Leads Travel Blogger to Choose Mastectomy

April 14, 2017 | Lesley Murphy is accustomed to waking up in exotic locations. From snow-covered Finland to the beaches of Bali, this 29-year-old professional blogger spends more than 300 days a year documenting her travels to vacation destinations around the world.

NFL Players Pay Surprise Visit to UAMS Cancer Patients

APRIL 12, 2017 | Giving back to his home state is a goal Clinton McDonald takes seriously. For the fifth straight year, the Jacksonville native and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle returned to Arkansas for a week of activities aimed at lifting up the community that gave him his start.

Promise to Patient Inspires UAMS Doctor to run Half Marathon

March 13, 2017 | When Nikhil Meena, M.D., crossed the finish line of his first half marathon March 5, his patient, the late Joe Cook, symbolically crossed it with him. Nikhil Meena, M.D., presented a medal to Marilyn Cook after running the Little Rock Half Marathon in memory of her husband and his patient, [...]

Compassion Bags Brighten Day for UAMS Cancer Patients

Feb. 17, 2017 | A Valentine’s Day surprise brought smiles — and a few tears — to patients undergoing cancer treatment at UAMS. Thanks to the nonprofit organization Compassion That Compels and local boutique Altar’d State, 20 women were treated to a free totebag filled with items to comfort and support them while they undergo [...]

FIS Gives $25,000 for UAMS Mobile Mammography Program

Feb. 1, 2017 | The UAMS Mobile Mammography Program recently received a lift from FIS, its newest partner, in the form of a $25,000 gift. For many members of the FIS campus leadership committee, which presented the gift, it is an intensely personal one. “If you pick anybody off the street from here or this [...]

UAMS Scientists Awarded Grants for Cancer Research

Jan. 30, 2017 | Three newly awarded grants will assist UAMS scientists in advancing their cancer research projects. The three grants of $10,000 each were presented to investigators Jan. 26 at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute by the Envoys, a volunteer advocacy group of the Cancer Institute Foundation, during their “Doctor is In” [...]

Lung Cancer Survivor Plays on With Help of UAMS

Jan. 23, 2017 | When Hot Springs musician Raymond Lovelace starting having migraine headaches in 2012, he set out to find the cause. “It raised a red flag,” he said, adding that he hadn’t experienced migraines for several years. Raymond Lovelace performed with a band in the Hot Springs area for many years. [...]

Patient Searches Nation, Finds Best Cancer Care at UAMS

Oct. 20, 2016 | When Don Marshall, 58, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he wanted to make sure he received the best possible care. He was considering traveling to California for treatment until he realized there was a state-of-the-art facility in his own backyard. One year ago, Marshall went to a routine physical examination for [...]

Breast Cancer Survivor Inspired to Help Others

Oct. 14, 2016 | Lana Dunn’s 21-year military career has given her the skills to face just about any challenge. Little did she know, those skills would be put to the ultimate test three years ago after finding a lump in her breast. “I was drying off after a shower and accidentally felt it,” she [...]

October 14th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

Music Fills the Air at UAMS Cancer Institute Thanks to Generous Donors

OCT. 10, 2016 | Seated in the atrium at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Sid Davis heard for the first time what patients and visitors have enjoyed for six years: the uplifting sounds of the institute’s Steinway piano.

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

ROC Star Event Hits Homerun for Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Aug. 30, 2016 | For many people, a night at the ballpark is an ordinary summer outing. But for young people with cancer, a simple ballgame can become a lifelong memory. ROC Stars get a pep talk prior to the Arkansas Travelers baseball game. Creating those memories is the idea behind the ROC [...]

August 30th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

Smokers Kick the Habit with Help From UAMS

June 10, 2016 | The year 1982 was a turning point for Michele Lovett. Her parents divorced, and the 16 year old found herself with a new group of friends. Her teenage routine now included weekend trips to the mall, where she and her friends could smoke cigarettes undetected by their parents.

June 10th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

NFL Players Brighten Cancer Patients’ Day with Surprise Visit

APRIL 1, 2016 | Hugs, smiles and selfies were in plentiful supply March 31 when five professional football players made a surprise visit to patients at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

April 1st, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Featured, Health Feature|0 Comments

Now Cancer-Free, Nurse Regrets Skipping Colonoscopy

March 28, 2016 | As a nurse, Beverly Seaberg spends her time at work caring for patients. As a wife and mother, she also makes sure her husband, John, and two daughters, Cori and Caroline receive the best health care possible. Seaberg, 58, is an R.N. in the Quality Management department at UAMS. She has [...]

Ten-year-old Donates Birthday Money to Cancer Institute

March 17, 2016 | Ten years ago, Lennon Tusieseina had just entered the world. Meanwhile, a team of doctors at UAMS was saving his grandfather’s life. Earlier this year, they saved his uncle, too. Lennon wanted to give something back. Toting a jar one-third his size stuffed with dollar bills, 10-year-old Lennon recently took his [...]

New Tradition Bonds Friends Fighting Breast Cancer

March 8, 2016 | During one of her many trips to the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Tammy Alexander spotted an old friend browsing in the gift shop. “Stacy Sells and I were classmates at Hendrix College, but we hadn’t seen each other in quite a while,” she said. Having seen a UAMS advertisement [...]

March 8th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Featured, Health Feature|0 Comments

Free Legal Assistance for Patients

Anyone in cancer treatment or who has completed treatment may receive free legal assistance on important personal documents at an upcoming event. The estate planning clinic is set for April 6 at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). One-hour appointments are available at either 4 p.m. [...]

February 24th, 2016|Categories: Featured|0 Comments