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There are several risk factors for heart disease, including:
High blood pressure
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 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
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
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 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
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
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.
An... Read more
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. We're proud of our affiliation with Cleveland Clinic, the... 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
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
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:
Ovarian... Read more
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 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
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