Lonnie Gardner

Prevention and outreach

 

In all, more than 2,800 Louisville-area residents were screened for breast, cervical, prostate and
colon cancer in 2015; nearly 4,200 were screened for high blood pressure, diabetes, high
cholesterol and osteoporosis; and more than 9,500 separate cardiovascular services were provided.
In addition, the Prevention & Wellness staff provided education on quitting smoking, healthy eating and exercise.

 

World-class cancer care right here at home

LESSONS FROM A HEALTH CRISIS

“At the end of the day, your health is just like any job you do. You have to stay on top of it and work hard at it.” –Lonnie Gardner A

          t age 31, Lonnie Gardner thought he was in the best shape of his life, but soon he 
               would be battling to save it. Gardner discovered a lump on his upper arm that
             wouldn’t go away. After months of ignoring it — thinking it was nothing serious —
his wife made an appointment for him to see a dermatologist.

 

Gardner was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of cancer, and underwent major surgery and other treatments to recover.

Along the way, Gardner learned valuable lessons that could help save someone’s life:

  1. If something doesn’t seem right, get it checked. Inaction can be dangerous, even deadly.
  2. Do your research. Learn about your condition, your caregivers
    and treatment options. Knowledge is power when you are
    fighting for your life.
  3. Speak up when something doesn’t look or feel right. There
    are no stupid questions when it comes to your health and
    well-being.
  4. Educate yourself about your condition, treatment and
    recovery options.

 

“At the end of the day, your health is just like any job you do.
You have to stay on top of it and work hard at it,” Gardner said.

        Know your risks

       Online health risk assessments are convenient tools

 

Early detection is the key to surviving many types of cancer and it can help you prevent or manage other serious illnesses. Norton Healthcare offers online health risk assessments for cancers of the breast, colon, lung and prostate; diabetes; heart disease; hip and knee pain; stroke; and weight management.

 

 

 

“Assessments highlight risks but do not diagnose disease and should not replace consultation with a medical or health practitioner,” Mattingly said.

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