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Health Services

Heart Disease Risk Assessment

Risk Factors There are several risk factors for heart disease, including: High cholesterol High blood pressure Obesity Smoking Stress Uncontrolled diabetes Physical inactivity Some of these risk factors can be avoided by making a change in lifestyle. For example, if you are a smoker, you can join a... Read more

Women & Heart Disease

Women and Heart Attacks Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, causing one in three deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association. Over 430,000 women have heart attacks each year in the United States. Women under the age... Read more

Continuing Care Clinic

Treating and managing chronic diseases such as heart failure, myocardial infarction and pneumonia does not stop after the patient is discharged from the hospital. Making sure high-risk patients receive proper care after leaving the hospital is the goal of the Continuing Care Clinic at Saint Francis Medical Center. Around... Read more

Cardiac Rehabilitation

What Is Cardiac Rehabilitation? Cardiac Rehab is a medically monitored exercise and lifestyle education program that assures optimal recovery after a heart procedure. Sessions are supervised by specially trained Cardiac Rehab nurses and include exercise and education about nutrition, lifestyle changes and heart medications. Cardiac Rehab is... Read more

Cardiac Outreach Clinics

Cardiac Outreach for Southeast Missouri Saint Francis Medical Center is proud to partner with Cape Cardiology Group and Cape Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery to provide cardiac outreach to patients throughout the southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, and western Kentucky regions. As medical partners of Saint Francis, Cape Cardiology Group... Read more

Cardiac Medical Partners

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. Cape Cardiology Group Records Release Forms Form to authorize Cape Cardiology Group to release... Read more

Diagnostics & Testing

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. Angiography An... Read more

Conditions & Disorders

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

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. We're proud of our affiliation with Cleveland Clinic, the... Read more

Cancer Medical Partners

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.

Outpatient Care

Infusion Center 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

Cancer Outreach Clinics

Cancer Institute Additional Location Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau offers expanded cancer treatment coverage in Sikeston and Perryville. Patients in these locations now have access to Saint Francis specialists, Cancer Institute technology, and resources. Cancer Treatment in Sikeston Mark A. Meadors, DO, provides expert care at the... Read more

Other Cancers

Bone Cancer 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.  Brain Cancer Tumors in the brain... Read more

Head & Neck Cancers

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

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

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. Prevention The best way... Read more

Gynecologic Cancer

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: Ovarian... Read more

Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer Prevention Excluding some kinds of skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Colon cancer treatment is most effective when the cancer is diagnosed in the earliest stages of the disease. Starting at age 45, you should... Read more

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Facts Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in their lives. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent. Signs include a lump or an area of thickening... Read more

Cancer Institute

The Cancer Institute of Saint Francis offers world-class expertise, comprehensive and personalized care and state-of-the-art technology - right here at home. Accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), we are committed to providing you with high quality, patient-centered care. This accreditation allows you access to the... Read more


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