The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on June 3, 1998 · Page 16
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 16

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, June 3, 1998
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C4 WEDNESDAY. JUNE 3, 1998 HEALTH THE SALINA JOURNAL T BREAST CANCER Outpatient mastectomy offers similar risk as inpatient surgery THE DAVE POOR SHOW 9am-10am Weekdays Women free of other diseases can consider the outpatient surgery By PAUL RECER The Associated Press "For women who want an outpatient mastectomy and discuss it with their physician, we show it is a reasonable option." WASHINGTON — Breast cancer patients with no other disease who undergo mastectomies as outpatients face about the same risk of complications as women who spend a night in the hospital after the surgery, federal researchers report. Their study, to be published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, supports the idea that many women will do better following mastectomy if they remain in the hospital for at least one night, but it also shows that an outpatient procedure is "a reasonable option" for some women. Two bills have been proposed in Congress to block what some legislators have called "drive-thru mastectomies." Both bills would require insurance companies to pay for hospitalization if that is the choice of the patient and her physician. About 11 percent of breast cancer patients on Medicare who undergo mastectomies do so as outpatients. Study: Terminally ill too optimistic By The Associated Press CHICAGO — Terminally ill cancer patients often overestimate their chances of survival and choose aggressive treatment instead of measures that would make them more comfortable, a study indicates. The study shows the need for better communication between doctors and patients, the researchers report in today's Journal of the American Medical Association. "The physicians probably aren't communicating very well, and the patients probably don't want to hear what they're being told," said Dr. Jane Weeks of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. NEWS TALE 91O WEDNESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL EVERY WEDNESDAY 5-9 PM 3 Piece Fried Chicken Dinner $375 Includes tossed salad, soup or tomato juice, baked potato, french bread, coffee or tea. MARS RESTAURANT Open 7 Days A Week 712 S. Broadway 827-3351 Joan L. Warren National Cancer Institute researcher A Senate bill, pushed by Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., would base the hospitalization on patient need as determined by the patient and the doctor. A House bill, authored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D- Conn., and backed by President Clinton, requires insurance companies pay for 48-hour hospital stays for mastectomies if that is the choice of the patient. Joan L. Warren, a National Cancer Institute researcher, said the study results are not conclusive about which type of care is best. "We come down pretty squarely in the middle," said Warren. "For women who decided they want an outpatient mastectomy and discuss it with their physician, we show it is a reasonable option." Warren emphasized, however, that this option is only for women with no other health problems. She said the study also showed there are slightly fewer complications for women who stayed at least one night in the hospital after the surgery and that this shows that an overnight stay "certainly should be an option available to them." Fran Visco of the National Breast Cancer Coalition said even though the study is evenhanded, "it definitely will make it more difficult to get the (mastectomy) legislation enacted. The study will be misunderstood and misstated. ... It will complicate the situation." She said the coalition, which represents 450 breast cancer advocate organizations nationally, favors giving women a choice in how they handle their hospitalization needs following a mastectomy. 24 packs each The Smoky Hill River Festival, June 11, 12, 13 & 14 - is proud to present: Beda Flecks, The Flecktones T H R I L L I N G - Y 0 U S I M P L Y WON'T BELIEVE IT Amazing Complex and accessible. Probably the fil!6St ^^P &&& A breath of fresli air - music that is causing jaws to drop everywhere. Beta brings the banjo Ml circle and does what has never been done before with pure revelation. Asa technician. Heck is hummingbird-fast, a brWiant banjoist with stylistic abandon. The Flecktones are / telepattiicatty linked musicians who can zigzag from/ ferocious funk to graceful balladry - equally at home playing bluegrass or jazz. Some critics say Beta has done for the banjo what Kansas City jazz great Charlie Parker did for the saxophone Don't miss Otis rare opportunity, surrounded by the glory of the Smoky HOI /fiver Festival. Saturday. June 13.7:30 p.m.. Bicentennial Center Admission is a $5 ticket plus a Smoky Hill River Festival button, $5 in advance, $7 at the gate. Fleck concert tickets are available at the Salina Bicentennial Center, 785-826-7469, and all Salina Dillons stores. Tb order buttons and tickets by mail, send a check including $1.00 postage/handling payable to the Smoky Hill River Festival, PO Box 2181, Salina, KS 67402-2181. Check out the Bela Fleck website at: or the Festival website at: Tickets, Buttons, and T-shirts may be ordered using the Festival website. Prices Good Through June 9, 1998- Salina Stores Only icane&a Drawing To Be 3:06 pot Saturday, June 6th Above Ground Pools 18' Round Dreamline...Sonoma Pool Solid Blue Overlap Liner Complete equipment package Kool Pool Party Special ....$1,599 Solar Blanket Free Winter Cover Free Aqua Bug Pool Cleaner Free 24' Round N Dreamline...Sonoma Pool Solid Blue Overlap Liner Complete Equipment Package Kool Pool Party Special ....$1,699 Solar Blanket Free Winter Cover Free Aqua Bug Pool Cleaner Free BtoGuard Pool & Spa Products Installation available at additional charge. • Similar package available on other pools. _ Applies to pools purchased between June 3rd and June 6th, 1998. Pool Supplies „„„,... ^^ Poo, Cleaners Aqua Bug $179 Polaris 380Head and Hose $524 With Booster Pump $749 Save $50 AQUABUG Saturday Only B5?5SSS53 Take XO /O off on all Bioguard and Baquacil pool care products. (Includes Bioguard Soft Swim.) -Solar Blankets 10% Polcms38O Treat Yourself to a delicious Bar-B-Que Pork Sandwich and a Coke for Just $I.OO (Hamburgers also Available) All Proceeds Donated to Hospice o£ Salina Special Thanks To Hogs And Hamburgers From Smoky River Meats Drinks Furnished By Coca Cola f@€{l'i Buns From Wonder Bread Hospice Volunteers Many Hours of help with preparation and serving Ron Goodwin, Good One Smokers Delicious Preparation of Bar-B-Que Pork Clowns and Balloons Bring the kids to see the Shrine Clowns with balloons and magic and our special guest Stitch the Clown (You saw him at the AMBUCS sports show) Live broadcasts on Oldies 98.5 Listen for special prizes Cooking demonstrations Ducane gas grills Good-one Smokers Check with our Bar-B-Que specialist You can be a master Bar-B-Que chef with the right grill We've Got the right one for you. "OOEfi Spas and Gazebos Cat Spas Genesis Kona •Seats 4 To 5 Adults •25 Jets •Light •Full Foam Insulation •Insulating Cover •Starting Chemicals Reg. $4,295 Kool Pool Party Special $3,995 V^Sale Ends Saturday, June bth Ask how you can save an additional $125 with Polaris factory trade in! Relax In Style Cal Spas Fiesta Square Spa andXL-700 Redwood Gazebo •Seats 4 To 5-People •Lounger •24 Jets •Full Foam Insulation •Cover •Beautiful Redwood Gazebo •Starting Chemicals Reg. $6,190 Kool Pool Party Special Just $4,995 Patio Furniture Take IO% Of fc Our Already Low Price On All In-Stock Patio Furniture Quality • Comfort • Style • Comfort • Durability • Comfort • Value homecrest Meadowcraft Lifestyles Cast Aluminum Nature's Masterpiece Solid Teakwood Select Group Patio Umbrellas Values To $289 Kool Pool Party Special $99 MON.-FRL 8J30 AM* PM SATURDAY 10:00-5(00 POOL & SPA, Inc. ,1125 E. Crawford, Salina 823-7512 or I-8OO-75O-772? Credit card* welcooie. (Financing available on major pfiyc Ducane Ducane Gas Grills Quality That Lasts A Lifetime Lifetime Warranty No Flare-Ups • Lights Every Time No Messy Grease Pans Stop by on Saturday and see bow easy it is to cook on your new Ducane gas grill. The factory reps will be here with their special cooking secrets, Kool Pool Party Special Purchase the Ducane Gas Grill of your choice and we will give you a Ducane grill cover and tank adaptor ($65.00 Value) Free Good-One Smokers For The Serious Barbecue Chef* Heavy Steel Construction Slow Cook For Hours On One Load Of Fuel Precise Temperature Control • Large Grilling Area Cooks Evenly • No Hot Spots Saturday is the day to see how you can be the envy of the neighborhood with your new Good-One Smoker. Save $50.00 on the Good-One of your choice. Sale ends Saturday, June 6,1998. Selected pricii All prices are cash and carry, ' ' '

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