Cancer

Cancer is one of the most feared conditions, yet improvements in diagnosis and treatment are being made every day.  Learn more about the importance of early detection through screenings, as well as the most current treatment options available.  Cancer is often treated by surgeons, oncology/hematology specialists, and/or radiation oncologists.

Related Information

  • Lung Cancer

    Mary Gaffney, RN, Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator
    Did you know that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the United States? More people die of lung cancer than of breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. There are a number of reasons that lung cancer doesn’t get as much attention as some other cancers, but probably the biggest one is the stigma associated with lung cancer. 

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  • Preparing For Your Cancer Journey

    Learning that you or someone you love has cancer is a life-changing moment. After hearing the word “cancer,” people are often overwhelmed, anxious and fearful.  You may feel paralyzed and numb, not knowing what to do next. There are many aspects to preparing for your cancer journey—medical, financial, physical, and emotional.  

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  • Free Lung Cancer Screenings for Veterans

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This is such an important awareness initiative, because many people don’t realize that lung cancer is so prevalent and deadly.  More people die of lung cancer than of breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Also, Veterans are at an even higher risk of lung cancer due to the prevalence of smoking in the Armed Services.  

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  • Breast Cancer Resources for Tri-State Women

    Kathy Dockery, Director of the Deaconess Breast Center and Sally Britt, Community Outreach Coordinator for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Evansville/Tri-State affiliate talk about resources for women with breast cancer.

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  • Breath of Fresh Air

    Quitting smoking can be incredibly challenging. Some past smokers say that quitting was one of the hardest things they’ve ever done, but also one of the things they’re most proud of doing. Deaconess now offers a new tool in the challenge to quit smoking.

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  • Prostate Cancer

    Dr. Ahmed explains prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men. 

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  • Cervical Cancer Screening and the HPV Vaccine

    We’ve come a long way with cervical cancer.  Cervical cancer used to be the number one cancer killer of American women.  That number has gone down in recent years due to improved screening methods, but there are still improvements to be made.

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  • Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer?

    According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.  An annual test for lung cancer intended for long-term smokers (Low dose CT) is now offered by Deaconess Hospital and can help detect lung cancer at its earliest, most-treatable stages.

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