Congratulations to Brenda McLaren on Retirement!

Congratulations to Brenda McLaren, oncology nurse, on her retirement after 40 years of service at Riverside!

Brenda started at Riverside on the IV team for two years and then worked in surgery for 32 years. For the past six years Brenda has been in oncology.

Thank you Brenda for your 40 years of service to our organization and for the positive impact you have had on so many patients throughout your career! We wish you nothing but the best in retirement.

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Riverside Cancer Institute Hosting Free Head & Neck Screening

April is Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month!

The Riverside Cancer Institute is hosting a free head & neck screening for the community on April 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Riverside Health Fitness Center Yoga Studio.

Head & Neck Cancer Risk Factors Include – long-term chronic alcohol use, tobacco use, HPV infection, or a lump in the head or neck that is not going away.

Ear Nose and Throat Specialists will be on-site to schedule a follow-up appointment if the examiner feels further evaluation is needed.

To schedule the screening, visit riversidehealthcare.org/cancerscreen or call (815) 935-7544.

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Light the Building Pink 2021

Kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Riverside! You’re invited to our 2nd Annual Light the Building Pink event on Thursday, September 30.

Join us for light refreshments and a brief program where we will light the building pink in honor of Breast Health Awareness Month for October.

The event will take place behind Riverside Medical Center and starts at 5:15 p.m. with a brief program at 5:45 p.m.

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Head & Neck Screening Event

February 7th @ 1:37 am

If you think you may be at an increased risk for head and neck cancer, schedule your free head and neck screening. This screening event will give you an opportunity to have a healthcare professional do a basic head and neck exam.

Who should get screened? Risk factors for head and neck cancer include:

  • Long term chronic alcohol use
  • Tobacco use
  • HPV infection
  • A lump in the head or neck that is not going away

If your examiner feels you need further evaluation, you will be referred to an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a formal consultation.

Register online at riversidehealthcare.org/cancerscreen or call 815-935-7544.

This is a free screening event open to the community.
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