Cardiologists & Cardiovascular Surgeons in Cape Girardeau
Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau works with cardiovascular surgeons who perform cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, as well as cardiologists who work onsite in the Heart Hospital.
Meet the Providers
Importance of Testing for Heart Disease
Approximately 80 million Americans have some form of heart disease. Saint Francis Medical Center’s Heart Hospital uses the latest tests and procedures to diagnose heart-related disorders before they become fatal. Stress tests, blood pressure monitoring, and angiography are effective diagnostic tools.
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Heart Disease Facts
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four Americans dies from heart disease. Saint Francis Medical Center’s Heart Hospital in southeast Missouri is dedicated to educating people about the symptoms of heart attack and heart disease. We offer the latest technology to... Read more
Heart Hospital Located in Southeast Missouri
Saint Francis Medical Center’s Heart Hospital in southeast Missouri provides advanced diagnostics, leading-edge cardiac intervention and surgeries, emergency care, cardiac rehabilitation, risk assessments for heart disease, vascular disease screenings and heart education.
Our highly-skilled cardiologists and cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons at Saint... Read more
Cancer Treatment in Cape Girardeau
Saint Francis Medical Center offers comprehensive oncology services for the treatment of many types of cancer, and our skilled oncologists and surgeons are recognized experts in cancer care.
The Saint Francis Infusion Center provides cancer care and chemotherapy treatments from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. However, we are also able to accommodate your needs if you require after-hours care.
The Center is staffed by oncology certified nurses who have been specially... Read more
Although many forms of bone cancer originate with different types of cancer, the primary forms of bone cancer include malignant fibrous histiocytoma, osteosarcoma, and Ewing sarcoma. Our state-of-the art PET F18 Bone Survey can help detect the presence of bone cancer.
Tumors in the brain... Read more
Head & Neck Cancer Facts
Head and neck cancers include thyroid cancer, mouth cancer, larynx cancer, pharynx cancer, and as well as other tumors affecting the head and neck. The larynx contains the vocal chords and the pharynx is the tube that leads from the mouth to... Read more
Prostate Cancer Facts
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some time in their lives. Prostate cancer is an uncontrolled malignant growth of cells in the prostate gland. This gland helps control urination and... Read more
Lung Cancer Facts
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. Smoking is the cause of 90 percent of all cases. Because lung cancer goes undiagnosed until later stages, prevention or early diagnosis is the key.
The best way... Read more
Most Common Gynecologic Cancers
Each year, thousands of American women are diagnosed with cancers of the reproductive system. To ensure women throughout the region have access to gynecologic cancer expertise, Saint Francis Medical Center's Cancer Institute partners with Cape Gynecologic Oncology to provide specialty care for:
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Colon Cancer Prevention
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women in the United States, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in U.S. men and women combined. Colon cancer treatment is most effective when the cancer is... Read more
Breast Cancer Facts
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women: One in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her life. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent. Signs of breast cancer include a lump or an area of thickening... Read more
Saint Francis Cancer Institute offers comprehensive oncology services for the treatment of many types of cancer, and our skilled oncologists and surgeons are recognized experts in cancer care. Accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), we are committed to providing you with high quality, patient-centered care.... Read more
Breathing is an unconscious activity that can be deepened and controlled through concentration. Our respiration patterns give us insight into how we are feeling. Notice how your breathing changes when you are tense versus when you are relaxed. Slow, deep breathing produces the best results. You... Read more
Knowing how to comfort mom during labor can help her, and you will feel like an active participant in the birth. Below are a few tips to help you perform the role of labor coach:
Be calm and confident.
Know what to expect physically and emotionally... Read more
The providers at Cape Care for Women have years of experience caring for female patients with complex gynecologic conditions. Using advanced techniques, we can diagnose and treat patients, often using minimally-invasive surgical techniques that do not require a large incision. Cape Care for Women treats the... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center launched Pink Up™ in 2010 to raise awareness of breast cancer in southeast Missouri. Our fundraiser, which runs concurrently Breast Cancer Awareness month every October, encourages Cape Girardeau residents to “pink up” their homes and businesses in support of the cause.
Teaming Up... Read more
Focused on Your Needs
Womancare focuses on the needs of today’s woman and provides you with peace of mind. Our physicians, on-site surgeons, specially trained nurses and radiology technologists educate, examine, test and treat your unique healthcare needs. The facility offers comfort and convenience, as well as... Read more
Menopause and Heart Disease
Although menopause can start in your 30s or 40s, it can last into your 50s and even 60s. Due to lower levels of estrogen, heart disease is of special concern among postmenopausal women. Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau offers heart care... Read more