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Cancer Care

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and St. Elizabeth Healthcare is using that opportunity to focus on the importance of early detection and screening for the successful treatment of lung cancer. If you are a current or former smoker, the statistics are sobering. • 85 percent of lung cancer is caused by smoking. • Kentucky  

Power Lunch – Empowering Women to Take Control

Everyone has at least one friend that has fallen behind on getting her annual mammogram. The friend that has made every excuse in the book, “I’m too busy”, “I will make the appointment next month”, “They didn’t find anything last year”. At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, we have taken the stress out of getting an annual  

Advancements in Treating Breast Cancer Start in Clinical Trials

Every treatment available today in the fight against cancer is based on past clinical trials. It is no different in our fight against breast cancer. One in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. When that one is you, you want to make sure that you have access to every  

7 Truths About Mammograms

October is a special month designated by the American Cancer Society to help raise awareness for breast cancer. We feel October is a good time to remind women 40 and over to schedule their mammogram. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths. The goal is to  

New radiation treatment provides fewer side effects

Cancer patients at St. Elizabeth have a better option for more targeted, more efficient radiation treatment through the Edge radiosurgery system. The Edge advanced linear accelerator doesn’t require surgery at all. Instead, it delivers a targeted, intense beam of radiation directly into cancerous tumors in a non-invasive procedure. The treatment is able to kill cancer  

Prostate Cancer: Signs and Treatment Options

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found in men in the U.S. Each year, more than 161,000 new cases are diagnosed, and nearly 27,000 men die from the disease. However, treatment options are plentiful, and survival rates ““ especially with early detection ““ are high. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. If  

Fall is here, but you still need sunscreen!

A touch of fall is in the air, but skin cancer from sun damage knows no season. We’ve  

Vaccine linked to sharp reduction of HPV in teenagers

Every year, more than 27,000 cancer cases are attributed to a single cause that can easily be prevented.  

6 ovarian cancer risk factors to watch for

According to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, ovarian cancer is the most fatal of all gynecologic  

Breast cancer and the power of fitness

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Aside from symptoms and side-effects of treatment, one of the biggest challenges for cancer patients and survivors is maintaining healthy levels of physical activity. Regular exercise allows the body to release endorphins,