Cancer Institute

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

Saint Francis Medical Center offers free lung cancer screenings the second Thursday of every month, funded by the Saint Francis Foundation. If you’re aged 50-74, a heavy smoker, a former smoker, or at high risk for lung cancer, please speak to your primary care provider about arranging a screening appointment for you.

Additional lung cancer statistics are available at cancer.org.

Cancer Treatment Center in Southeast Missouri

Saint Francis Medical Center offers comprehensive oncology services for the treatment of many types of cancer. Our new facility, which opened in 2011, offers the latest technology, such as the only CyberKnife® system in the region. This system provides you or your loved ones with a nonsurgical treatment option for inoperable or surgically complex tumors.

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has accredited Saint Francis through 2020. This accreditation proves Saint Francis’ commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centered care for all patients, allowing access to the services needed from initial diagnosis through remission. Read more about Saint Francis’ cancer services in our 2017 Cancer Institute Program Overview Report.

Our skilled oncologists and surgeons are recognized experts in cancer care and were chosen to complete a rigorous evaluation process.

Cancers Treated

Saint Francis treats a wide range of cancers, including:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Uterine cancer

Technology

Saint Francis Medical Center uses the latest in medical technology to detect and treat cancer, including:

  • CyberKnife Robotic Surgery System
  • Tomosynthesis mammography
  • PET F18 Bone Survey
  • CT
  • 3 Tesla MRI Machine
  • da Vinci® S HD™ System

Treatments

Our board of certified medical oncologists and radiation oncologists offer several treatments, including;

  • Chemotherapy
  • Biological drug therapy
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Immunotherapy
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Frameless stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Surgery

Cancer Navigator

Saint Francis offers a navigator to help you through your cancer care, including:

  • Financial solutions
  • Information on healthcare services
  • Diagnosis and treatment options

Contact

For more information about the Cancer Institute at Saint Francis Medical Center, call 573–334-2230.

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