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Colorectal cancer screenings save lives

The power of prevention March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encourages all members to understand their personal risk factors and when they should be tested for colorectal cancer. According to the Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force (GPCCTF), in 2021, Nebraska ranked 29th in the

Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and, though the cause of most cases remains unknown, a community of support from others on the same scary road has proven to be a powerful force for three Nebraska families who shared their experiences with us. Lolo was

By |2021-10-01T15:07:16-05:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Lolo (Lauren) Hacker was a happy and active 10-year-old when she was diagnosed with pediatric Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML) on Dec. 12, 2012. The doctors gave Lolo about a 55% chance of survival. Her mom, LesLee, recalls receiving Lolo’s diagnosis and how their family’s world changed in an instant. “I walked out of my

By |2021-10-01T10:59:26-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Caysen was not even 3 years old when a devastating leukemia diagnosis meant he would end up spending the next year in and out of the hospital for treatment. Before diagnosis In summer 2018, happy and easygoing Caysen was looking forward to becoming a big brother.  His parents, Kate and Riley, were just weeks

By |2021-10-01T11:36:59-05:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Your Story: Keely’s diagnosis changed Cami’s world in an instant

2020 promised to be an exciting year for Cami Bergman, Seth Holcomb and their family: A new home in Arcadia, NE; a baby (Kyzer) on the way; and new schools for Keaton (14), Kira (11), Keely (3) and Cami herself, as a special education teacher in the neighboring town of Ansley.   Although the COVID-19 pandemic threw

By |2021-09-10T15:22:07-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Keely’s diagnosis changed Cami’s world in an instant

Tan no sign of health

Do you believe a tan makes a person look healthy? You are not alone. A recent Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Health of America study found 53 percent of millennials believe getting a tan is a sign of health. It’s a misconception that can have serious consequences. “I just didn’t do anything to prevent bad

By |2019-08-07T10:12:44-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tan no sign of health

Life after a diagnosis – case managers advocate for our members

You’re diagnosed with cancer. Do you hear anything after that word is said? “Your brain shuts down,” said Nan Carmody, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) case management manager. “It’s life changing, effecting everything.” Providing help with life after a diagnosis is what BCBSNE case managers do. Case managers are nurses who advocate

By |2019-04-23T14:59:39-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Team Blue|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Life after a diagnosis – case managers advocate for our members

Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths

Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death among Nebraskans. They account for nearly half of the deaths in the state. Learning more about cancer and how to treat it is the subject of the latest Good, Healthy Life program on NET Television. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is a

By |2019-04-17T09:27:15-05:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths

Cancer struck and there was no way of knowing why

The American Cancer Society estimates 10,320 Nebraskans will develop cancer this year. Most will be diagnosed with breast and lung cancer. People often ask, “Why me?” Many cancers can be attributed to smoking or too much time in the sun. For the following three people, there was no way of knowing why. All they could

By |2018-10-11T08:49:02-05:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cancer struck and there was no way of knowing why