Oral cancer is most often found in the tongue, the lips and the floor of the mouth. The most frequent treatment is surgery, which can be used to remove a tumor, all or part of the jaw, the bone in the roof of the mouth or... Read more
Doctors at Saint Francis Medical Center utilize a minimally invasive method known as an endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) for diagnosing and staging lung cancer. Endobronchial ultrasound uses sound waves to gain a clear picture of the area around the bronchial tubes and biopsy the abnormal area with... Read more
The lymph system is part of the immune system and helps your body fight infections. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the lymph system. Since lymphoid tissue is located in many different parts of your body, Hodgkin’s lymphoma can start anywhere.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma, named after... Read more
Prostate cancer affects one in seven American men, making it the most common cancer in the country behind skin cancer. Most of the risk factors are ones that men have little control:
Age – More than 65 percent of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is at the forefront of treating advanced bladder cancer. The Medical Center’s Cancer Institute has been involved in treatments that offer new hope for people who have bladder cancer that has spread to other parts of their body.
Most types of bladder cancer... Read more
Every year, about 13,000 new cases of throat cancer are diagnosed. While researchers cannot determine the exact cause of throat cancer, they have identified several ways in which you can reduce your risk:
Do not smoke. “When you inhale some of the chemicals in tobacco, they... Read more
According to the American Cancer Society, death rates due to colon cancer have declined steadily over the past two decades. The main reason for this is because colonoscopies and colon polypectomies have become much more common.
A colonoscopy is a colorectal cancer screening test during which a... Read more
A breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening, but the right support makes a big difference in a woman’s mental, emotional and physical health.
Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Power of Pink Breast Cancer Support Group begins its next session Tuesday, January 3, from 6-8 pm in Womancare. The... Read more
Saint Francis Foundation’s annual Pink Up™ campaign brings together the business and educational communities in support of breast cancer awareness at a spectacular level. An initiative this grand in scope comes with its share of manpower challenges, and the Pink Pals are helping meet those needs.
“Pink... Read more
Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer. It can be used in conjunction with surgery and chemotherapy, and in some cases, it can be the sole treatment for certain types of cancer.
“Depending on the type of cancer, we may use radiation therapy... Read more