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Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which utilizes the insertion of very thin needles, heat, pressure and other treatments to certain locations (acupuncture points) on the body.
In recognition of the emotional and life challenges caused by cancer, Providence offers services to help address the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers.
Cancer Genetic Counseling and Testing
Providence provides genetic counseling and testing to both cancer patients and others concerned about their genetic health history. Genetic testing and counseling provide information and guidance to help people understand their risk for hereditary conditions, including specific cancers.
Cancer rehabilitation helps reduce the effects of the treatments and aids recovery. It can improve your mobility and strength, reduce pain and fatigue, decrease swelling, and improve the quality of your tissue.
Through clinical trials, doctors determine whether new treatments are safe and effective and work better than current treatments. Clinical trials also help us find new ways to prevent and detect cancer. And they help us improve the quality of life for people during and after treatment.
Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
Screening for cancer is important because it can help doctors find and treat several types of cancer early. Early detection is important because when cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat.
For our patients, what matters most is being able to stay close to home without compromising on comprehensive cancer care. We offer advanced treatments, a team of cancer experts and a broad range of support services – all in proximity to family, friends and the support of your community.
Chemotherapy (chemo) uses medicine to destroy cancer cells. Most chemotherapy medications are given intravenously and may include daily, weekly, or even monthly treatments. Other forms of chemotherapy could be an injection into a specific part of your body, a pill or liquid that you swallow or even a cream that is rubbed on your skin.
da Vinci Surgery
The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
Integrative Cancer Care
Providence Integrative Cancer Care provides body-mind-spirit resources for cancer patients to encourage the best possible outcomes for the whole person.
Brain Tumor Treatment
Providence provides the diagnosis and treatment of malignant and non-malignant brain tumors. Each of our surgeons brings to the practice years of training and experience in all types of primary, metastatic and pituitary tumors, and knowledge of the latest, most advanced treatment modalities.
Breast Cancer Services
If you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, a team of compassionate cancer specialists will work together to give you the most effective treatment.
Colorectal Cancer Treatment
Most colon and rectal cancers develop from a single cell in the lining of the bowel. The cells multiply and develop into a non-cancerous (benign) growth, called a “polyp.” As the polyp grows, it might become cancerous, with the potential to invade through the rectal wall or spread to other parts of the body.
Non-medical interventions, such as massage therapy, music therapy, and animal-assisted activities, complement the medical and social support patients receive during treatment.
Computed tomography (CT) Scan
CT scans, also known as CAT scans, obtain multiple cross-sectional images of the body by using special X-rays and computer enhancement to create an image many times more sensitive than a simple X-ray.
Providence offers a full range of compassionate response to children and adults who are grieving the loss of a significant person.
Gynecologic oncologists specialize in the medical and surgical care of women with gynecologic cancers, as well as complex benign gynecological conditions.
High Risk Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Providence offers ongoing screenings and preventative care which includes regular clinical breast exams, mammograms and breast MRIs.
Liver and Pancreas Cancer Treatment
We strive to provide a comprehensive approach to evaluate, counsel and treat patients with liver and pancreatic cancer and other major conditions.
Lung Cancer Treatment
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with lung cancer, learned you have recurrent lung cancer or would like to get a second opinion, lung cancer specialists at Providence provide the personalized treatment you need.
Lymphedema is a type of swelling in a limb or body part caused by a compromised lymphatic system.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that lets your doctor see detailed pictures of the inside of your body. MRI combines the use of strong magnets and radio waves to form an MRI image.
Naturopathic oncology utilizes natural therapeutics, including both modern and traditional methods of treatment.
The Neuro-oncology program at Providence treats patients with cancers of the central nervous system, including brain and spine tumors
Oncology Lab Services
Our labs provide a variety of tests for oncology patients, including common ones such as CBCs (blood counts), urinalyses and basic chemistries.
Oncology massage offers support to patients going through cancer treatment and recovery by providing a non-invasive, nurturing gentle touch.
Infusion Services department serves patients needing IV antibiotics or other IV medications, as well as patients needing blood transfusions.
Specialists in osteopathic medicine, interventional pain medicine, physical medicine, orthopedic medicine, behavioral medicine and pharmacology work closely with patients and their primary physicians to evaluate specific problems on an individual basis.
Palliative or supportive care is medical care focused on relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illnesses like cancer, dementia, heart disease, lung disease and multiple sclerosis. Unlike hospice, palliative care is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and people living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life and need comfort care.
Patient navigators work with patients and families to help with many different needs associated with the health care system.
Radiation therapy used high-energy radiation to destroy the cancer cells' ability to divide and multiply. It can precisely target specific tumors without damaging the surrounding tissue. Radiation oncologists are the specialized physicians who treat patients needing radiation therapy.
At Providence hospitals, patient safety is a top priority. Patients who undergo surgery at Providence hospitals can rest assured, knowing that their surgeons have access to leading-edge technology and equipment. By using advanced techniques, surgeons can make safe, effective treatment plans.
The survivorship program aims to help patients with the transition out of acute cancer care to follow-up and beyond. The members of the cancer team will continue to follow patients, but the survivorship program will help patients move back to their primary care providers for general medical care.
Therapeutic yoga is a gentle movement practice that focuses on reducing stress and promoting holistic health. You will make gains in strength, flexibility, immune function and stress reduction.
Tumor Review Board
A tumor review board is a multispecialty group of health care providers who meet to review and discuss diagnostic information and medical treatment options for our patients with cancer.
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