All Types of Cancer
St. Vincent’s Medical Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), granted only to those centers that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast. Our extensive breast care team works closely together to coordinate your care and keep you safe.
Central Nervous System Cancer
Cancers of the central nervous system include conditions of the brain and spinal cord. Treating these cancers is critical as the central nervous system is the center of emotion, movement, and the five senses. Our team of medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists assess each patient’s individual needs to determine which combination of treatment options is most appropriate.
The genitourinary system produces, stores, and eliminates urine. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder and the urethra and, for men, the prostate. Urologists are typically at the forefront of diagnosing, treating, coordinating treatment and serve as the facilitator of treatment to ensure that patients receive input from the other related specialties prior to any definitive treatment choice.
Head and Neck Cancers
Treatment for cancers near the head and neck target cancerous cells with exact precision, while leaving as much of the surrounding healthy cells untouched, thus preserving a patient’s ability to speak and swallow. Our healthcare experts are able to accomplish this through the use of our state-of-the art technologies, and in some cases fast, accurate non-surgical treatments for cancer and other conditions.
Hematology | Blood Cancers
Blood cancers (hematology) include cancers such as lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndromes. There are multiple ways of treating blood cancers, including a combination of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, stem cell transplants, or biopsies.
The gastrointestinal (or GI) system, also known as the digestive system, processes food to produce energy and eliminates solid waste. Cancer of the GI system represents approximately 17% of all new cancer cases in the U.S., with colorectal being the most common form.
Our Low Dose CT screening for lung cancer was developed in response to clinical recommendations that found that screening with annual low-dose CT scans reduced the risk of dying from lung cancer by 20 percent compared to patients who were screened with chest X-rays. Patients diagnosed with lung cancer are assessed on an individualized basis for specialized treatments including minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and more.
Musculoskeletal cancers include cancer of the bones and joints, such as soft tissues, cartilage, muscle, fat, blood vessels, connective and supportive tissue in the body. The most common bone and joint cancers are osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, and chondrosarcoma. St. Vincent’s Medical Center offers a full range of diagnostic tools and treatments for both bone and soft tissue cancers.
Approximately 1 million people are diagnosed with new cases of skin cancer every year in the U.S., making it the most common form of cancer. As you may know, the biggest risk factor for skin cancer is the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are three types of skin cancer: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.
Patients with cancers of the pancreas, liver, gall bladder and bile ducts can benefit from the multidisciplinary services offered through our Lebo-DeSantie Center for Liver and Pancreatic Disease. The Center has developed a unique, effective and holistic approach to treating patients with diseases of the liver and pancreas diseases, both benign and malignant.
All men are at risk of cancer of the prostate. Detected early, however, patients with prostate cancer have a greater chance of survival.