Providence Regional Cancer Center
If you’re diagnosed with cancer, life changes suddenly. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center can guide you through this challenging time. We treat all types of cancer and help you and your family with all aspects of a cancer diagnosis.
We offer leading-edge technology and the most advanced treatments for fighting cancer while recognizing that having cancer can affect your emotional, spiritual and financial well-being in addition to your physical health. We treat you holistically and tailor our services to meet all your needs.
You get the benefit of a team of cancer specialists who work together to ensure you get the best possible care. We’re here for you from screening and diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
- AIDS-related cancers
- Bladder cancer
- Bone cancer
- Brain tumors
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
- Gastrointestinal tumors
- Gestational trophoblastic cancer
- Head and neck cancers
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Malignant mesothelioma
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Skin cancer
- Soft tissue sarcoma
- Uterine cancer
Often the earlier you find cancer, the easier it is to treat. Screening recommendations vary according to your age, family health history, personal history and risk factors. Talking with your doctor is the best way to determine the screening tests and schedule that are right for you.
Common screening tests include those for cancers of the breast, cervix, colon and rectum, lung and prostate. Based on your needs, your doctor may recommend other screening tests as well.
Diagnostic imaging tools allow us to detect many types of cancer. Imaging technology can also help us monitor your response to treatment.
Imaging tests we use include:
If we identify a tumor, a surgeon or other provider will biopsy it and send it to a pathologist who will determine if it’s cancer. If it is, the pathologist’s report will tell us the type and provide other useful information. Your doctors will use this information to guide your treatment.
An important part of your care at Providence is our tumor review board. It brings together providers from many different specialties to discuss your case and make treatment recommendations. Members of the team may include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and others.
Our genetic counseling program can help you determine if you or your family members are at risk for hereditary cancers. Knowledge of your risk can help you make informed decisions about treatment, screening and prevention strategies.
Our genetic services include:
- Assessment of hereditary risk
- Counseling regarding medical and family history
- Evaluation of medical and family history information to determine the likelihood that a condition may be hereditary
- Genetic testing when a genetic cause is suspected and testing is desired
- Interpretation of test results
- Risk reduction strategies
- Screening recommendations
Treatment is based on the type of cancer you have as well as factors such as its characteristics, whether it has spread, your personal preferences and more. In many cases, more than one treatment is part of your care.
Treatments we offer include:
- Biological therapy
- High-dose brachytherapy
- Hormone therapy
- Radiation therapy
At Providence, we offer comprehensive cancer services. We will be at your side no matter where you are on your cancer journey.
The support of people going through a similar experience can be invaluable when you’re dealing with cancer. Providence offers several cancer support groups:
- Cancer support group. Open to anyone touched by any type of cancer. Meets first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 509-474-5490.
Smoking may contribute to many types of cancer, but it’s never too late to quit. Providence offers a number of resources to help, including educational materials, health coaches and our free, four-week tobacco cessation program.
Cancer specialists who may be involved in your care include:
- Medical oncologists
- Palliative care specialists
- Physical therapists
- Radiation oncologists
- Radiation therapists
- Registered dietitians
- Social workers