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Smooth Sailing with Surveyor Robert Flanigan of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

Robert Flanigan (pictured on the far left)  knows how to captain a ship, drop anchor, sail rough seas and float through calm and relaxing waters. Ironically, he is shown in the attached photo with an old high school friend aboard a sailboat called “Defiant” which means to resist behaving or conforming to what is expected. Wearing his surveyor cap he is hardly defiant, he is frankly more…

Posted on Aug. 25, 2015 in From Our Perspective

Consultant Spotlight: Cathy Haynes- BS, RHIT, CTR

Cathy Haynes

Cathy has worked in the cancer registry field in various capacities since 2009.  She began her cancer registry career working as Cancer Conference and Follow-Up Coordinator for Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL where she worked until June of 2012.  From there she held the position of Cancer Registrar/Coordinator for a Cancer Registry outsourcing company where she worked with CoC accredited cancer program clients…

Posted on Aug. 21, 2015 in Consultant Spotlight

Ask a Consultant: AJCC Staging

Question: “A patient presents with blood in their stool, underwent colonoscopy positive for cancer and was taken to the OR for sigmoidectomy as definitive treatment.  There was not an impending bowel obstruction and the resection was definitive treatment.  A week after surgery the patient had a PET scan and MRI which both demonstrated liver mets.  The patient was started on chemotherapy.  Since clinical stage stops at…

Posted on Aug. 20, 2015 in From Our Perspective