Women's health

Women’s Health

Caring for Women of All Ages

From childbirth to menopause and beyond, a woman’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs are constantly changing. However, the need for skilled, compassionate healthcare remains constant. Cape Care for Women in Cape Girardeau addresses women’s lifelong health issues with a comprehensive array of programs and services delivered by highly-skilled, supportive specialists.

State-of-the-Art Gynecologic Techniques

The specialists and surgeons at Cape Care for Women offer years of experience in caring for patients with the most complex gynecologic conditions. Using advanced techniques, we can diagnose and treat patients, often using minimally-invasive surgery. We offer treatment for a variety of gynecologic conditions, including:

  • Endometriosis
  • Incontinence
  • Fibroid cysts
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Ovarian and cervical cancer

Saint Francis Breast Care Center

The Saint Francis Breast Care Center offers a range of resources to meet women’s breast health needs. Our Cape Girardeau physicians, on-site surgeons, trained registered nurses and radiology technologists offer education and exams, and also provide prompt, personalized tests and treatments. Equipped with the latest technology, we provide excellent clinical care from early detection and diagnosis to treatment and support.

The Latest and Greatest in Mammography

The Breast Care Center at Saint Francis Medical Center and Saint Francis Imaging Poplar Bluff offer advanced tomosynthesis mammography. This state-of-the-art digital mammogram ensures the earliest detection of breast cancer through clearer, overlapping, 3-D views of breast tissue. Tomosynthesis is proven to:

  • Reduce the number of callbacks for additional testing.
  • Show the inner structure of the breast without the traditional distortion and shadowing.
  • Offer increased comfort, because 2-D and 3-D images can be produced in a single exposure, providing fine details not seen in traditional mammograms.
  • Provide improved imaging for dense breast tissue.


We offer many options for women’s health during and after menopause. Our expert staff can answer questions you may have about hormone replacement therapy and estrogen therapy.


One of the most important health issues for older women is osteoporosis, a disease of the bones, which makes them weak and brittle. The Saint Francis Breast Care Center offers bone-density testing with an on-site rheumatologist to determine risk for osteoporosis. Women who are diagnosed with osteoporosis now have access to medications that can stop bone loss and, in many cases, even rebuild bone.


Most of the estimated 10 to 15 million Americans with urinary incontinence are older women. With proper diagnosis, urinary incontinence can be effectively treated. Cape Care for Women offers effective treatment for urinary incontinence.

Health and Fitness

Maintaining a healthy weight through proper nutrition and exercise is critical to a woman’s health. Fitness Plus and Saint Francis Wellness offer fitness classes, personal training and nutrition therapy.


For more information about Cape Care for Women, call 573-339-1166.