Providence Cancer Institute Franz Dysplasia Clinic
Providence Cancer Institute Franz Dysplasia Clinic
Providence Cancer Institute Franz Dysplasia Clinic focuses on people who have or are at high risk for anal dysplasia. This is a spectrum of disease that ranges from low-grade lesions, such as anogenital condyloma and low-grade precancers, to high-grade precancerous lesions with potential to progress into invasive anal cancer.
Precancerous lesions, and nearly 90 percent of anal cancers, are due to chronic infection with oncogenic strains of human papillomavirus. Simple screenings allow for earlier detection of precancerous changes caused by HPV. We effectively screen for and treat anal dysplasia, with the aim of preventing it from progressing into anal cancer.
We provide a comprehensive combination of cytology and office-based procedures. These approaches are shown to eliminate high-grade dysplasia lesions in up to 80 percent of patients and to reduce the number of lesions that progress into cancer.
The Providence Dysplasia Clinic team draws on the expertise of:
- Colon and rectal surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Cancer researchers
- Oncology nurses and nurse practitioners
- Anal Pap smear screening
- High-resolution anoscopy (magnified examination of the anal canal with biopsy of abnormal lesions)
- Targeted treatment of dysplastic lesions using infrared coagulation (a light-based ablative therapy)
- Topically based treatment options
- Information about HPV and HPV vaccination
- Patient education and support for anal health
- Patient access to integrative medicine and psychosocial support
- Smoking cessation and nutrition resources
- Training for health care providers who wish to perform anal Pap smear screenings in their own officesd
- Persons who have a history of genital HPV infection, condyloma or previous anal cancer
- Persons living with HIV or AIDS
- Persons who have chronic anal irritation, growths, and/or lesions that bleed
- Men who have sex with men
- Persons who have a history of receptive anal intercourse
- Women with a history of cervical, vaginal or vulvar dysplasia or cancer
- Solid-organ transplant recipients or others with chronically suppressed immune systems
When you first hear the words “it’s cancer,” the road ahead may seem overwhelming. But from that moment on, Providence Cancer Institute surrounds you with people to help you through the journey. Treating your cancer is not only about treating the disease; it is also about supporting you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit. Here are some of our key support services to help you get through your treatment and emerge as healthy as possible.
- Oncology nurse navigators work directly with your oncologists, surgeons, and care team to help you better understand and follow your treatment plans. The compassionate guidance of nurse navigators has been shown to improve treatment outcomes for patients.
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- Oncology social workers are trained counselors who help patients and families cope with the emotional stresses and practical concerns associated with cancer. Providence cancer patients and their families can benefit from our social work services.
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- Oncology nutrition. Cancer and cancer treatments can affect the way your body tolerates certain foods and uses nutrients. Our registered dietitians specialize in cancer nutrition and are here to help.
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- Integrative medicine offers an excellent complement to conventional medicine to help patients achieve optimal health. Programs and services include acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, naturopathy, therapeutic massage and more.
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- Palliative care is a type of health care that focuses on improving your physical, emotional and spiritual health while you receive cancer treatment giving special attention to relieving pain and other distressing symptoms.
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- Cancer rehabilitation combines evidence-based cancer rehabilitation practices with services to address side effects and symptoms. The result is our patients recover their energy, well-being and quality of life more completely and quickly.
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In addition to providing expert cancer care, Providence Cancer Institute provides an extra dimension of care through our many support services and cancer resources.
- Support groups provide education and support for cancer patients and their loved ones. Support groups are led by our professional staff and are offered as a free service to any person with cancer in our community.
- Peer support is offered by trained volunteers who provide one-on-one peer support for patients with cancer and/or their caregivers. It is an opportunity to talk about your fears or concerns with someone who comes from a place of understanding your journey.
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- The Living Well Guide is designed to provide our patients with one reference for all contact numbers, support services and self-care information.
- The Living Well Through Cancer Treatment and Beyond Video Series will give you information, support and hope. Each video features patients who share their stories and experiences with helpful advice from cancer care experts.
Learn more about Living Well Guide & video series.
Both the Living Well Guide and the video series are available in several languages.
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- Wellness classes
- Screening and prevention
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