Types of Cancer

The Highest Standard of Cancer Care – Close to Home

The St. Vincent’s Medical Center Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care team offers patients battling cancer high quality, multidisciplinary care with state-of-the-art technology in a healing environment. You and your loved ones will always be treated with compassion and our philosophy that it is critical to treat the whole person – mind, body and spirit–in addition to the disease. Comprehensive, compassionate care is our mission.

St. Vincent’s team of cancer specialists reviews each patient’s individual case to determine the best combination of treatment options to produce the most optimal results. Complex patient cases are reviewed at our weekly conference, attended by physicians and staff from different disciplines, ensuring the most thorough assessment of each case.

The Breast Health Center

At St. Vincent’s Breast Health Center, fighting breast cancer is not just treating the disease. It is about caring for all of you: body, mind and spirit. We deliver state-of-the-art breast cancer treatment and provide support services for you, your loved ones and your family. At St. Vincent’s, you are in trusted, experienced, caring hands.

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Gastrointestinal Cancer

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.

Genitourinary Cancer 

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.

Gynecologic Cancer

The health of women is unique, so St. Vincent’s offers cancer care specific to a woman’s needs. Each gynecological cancer has its own prevention strategies, symptoms, and treatments. The gynecologic oncology program of St. Vincent’s is aligned with leading gynecologic physicians to oversee the gynecologic oncology treatment team.

Head & 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 Lebo Desantie Center for Liver and Pancreatic Cancer

At St. Vincent’s Lebo-DeSantie Center you will find the latest treatment options and highest level of clinical expertise available if you or your loved one is facing a diagnosis of liver or pancreatic disease. Our highly specialized staff treats you as a whole person – we do not just treat your disease. Our personalized, compassionate care is what you deserve — right here, close to home.

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Lung Cancer Center

At St. Vincent’s Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center, our lung cancer medical team offers you and your loved ones a full-range of screening, diagnosing, and treatment options to help you win the fight against the disease. These include traditional and non-invasive surgery options for patients with early stage and other forms of lung cancer. At St. Vincent’s you can be confident you are receiving the best treatment available.

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Musculoskeletal Cancer

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.

Prostate Cancer Center

At St. Vincent’s Prostate Cancer Institute, our coordinated team approach sets us apart. We recognize that you come first so to determine your best diagnosis and treatment options, our multidisciplinary team of specialists works together so you achieve the best possible outcome.

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Skin Cancer

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.

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