Cancer Care

Relay for Life: Get Involved

In communities all across the United States and the world, people join together to be a part of Relay for Life. This incredible event celebrates cancer survivors and honors those warriors who have lost their battle to the disease. What is Relay for Life? Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. Participants  

Melanoma Know More at St. Elizabeth Healthcare

What do you know about melanoma? St. Elizabeth Healthcare wants you to be a part of the Melanoma Know More movement. Warning signs and symptoms of melanoma Melanoma can be one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. However, there is a bright side: when it’s detected early, it is highly treatable. The American Academy  

E-Cigarettes: A Good or Bad Smoking Alternative?

E-cigarettes are perceived as “safer” and marketed as a method to quit smoking – but is there any truth to that story? What are e-cigarettes? E-cigarettes are a battery-operated nicotine delivery system designed to deliver nicotine through inhalation. Also known as “vaping,” e-cigarettes have been in the United States since 2006 and appeal to both  

Precision Medicine: What Does it Mean for You?

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is committed to providing our patients with cutting-edge medical care. Recently, St. Elizabeth has brought even more focus to the area of precision medicine, embracing the “this is right for you, personally” approach instead of a “one-size-fits-all” approach. What is precision medicine? Precision medicine is an approach to healthcare, disease treatment and  

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

St. Elizabeth Healthcare: your partner in colorectal health Physicians at St. Elizabeth are committed to raising awareness about colorectal cancer in the Tri-state area. Every March, St. Elizabeth participates in Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a national effort to educate the public on screening, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of the condition. Our motive is to  

Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives – Get Screened

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths will occur in the United States in 2018. Kentucky in particular is one of the five states with the highest incidence rate for cancer, with the commonwealth having the highest death rate of all. Cathy Reising, BBA, CTR, Cancer  

Clinical Trials: The Future of Cancer Treatment

Cutting-edge cancer treatment at St. Elizabeth Healthcare St. Elizabeth Healthcare is proud to be at the forefront of cancer care in the Northern Kentucky area. Our dedicated Oncology Team consists of nine medical oncologists, three oncologic breast surgeons, two gynecologic oncology surgeons, three radiation oncologists and four oncology research nurses. Our entire team participates in  

Lung Cancer Screening: Is it for you?

Improving lung cancer survival rates Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women in the United States. This statistic also hits close to home—the commonwealth of Kentucky has one of the highest incidences of lung cancer in the country, killing more people in our commonwealth than the next eight cancers  

Cervical Cancer Awareness: What You Should Know

At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, we want to educate and facilitate early detection and prevention of cancer. January is Cervical Health Awareness month – learn more about cervical cancer symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatment options below and pass along to other females in your life. Cervical Cancer: Symptoms The symptoms of cervical cancer can be  

Quit Smoking in 2018 with the Freshstart Program

What is the Freshstart program? The Freshstart program is a free smoking cessation program developed by the American Cancer Society. The program is offered throughout the year at St. Elizabeth Healthcare locations, including Edgewood, Fort Thomas, Covington, Florence and Grant County, as well as at locations throughout the Northern Kentucky community. Freshstart is the first