Providence Cancer Team

The Providence Cancer Team is committed to bringing you the most up-to-date insights about treatments, prevention, care and support available. We know cancer diagnoses strain you both mentally and physically, and we hope to provide a small piece of hope to you or your loved ones who are fighting the cancer battle with useful and clinically-backed advice.

  • Innovating cancer care: A new and improved approach to lung cancer treatment

    Innovating cancer care: A new and improved approach to lung cancer treatment

    The Ion Robotic Bronchoscopy System, a new surgical technology, is improving early screening, detection and treatment of lung cancer – which means a better chance of survival.

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  • Genetic testing helped one mom fight breast cancer early

    Genetic testing helped one mom fight breast cancer early

    Genetic testing can help you learn your risk for cancer early, when you can better fight it. One mom credits genetic testing with saving her life.

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  • What you need to know about ovarian cancer

    What you need to know about ovarian cancer

    Learn if you may be at risk of ovarian cancer — and what you can do to reduce your risk of this disease.

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  • We’re winning the fight against prostate cancer

    We’re winning the fight against prostate cancer

    Providence Swedish is at the forefront of new technologies that decrease pain and shorten recovery time for prostate cancer patients.

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  • Recognizing and preventing lung cancer for non-smokers

    Recognizing and preventing lung cancer for non-smokers

    While rates of lung cancer have dropped with successful campaigns to curb smoking, lung cancer remains a problem – including for non-smokers. Learn how.

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  • Breathe in, breathe out: Recognizing risk factors for lung cancer

    Breathe in, breathe out: Recognizing risk factors for lung cancer

    World Lung Cancer Day is a time to support those living with lung cancer and work to prevent it in the future. See how Providence is recognizing this day.

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  • Celebrating and Supporting Cancer Survivors

    Celebrating and Supporting Cancer Survivors

    Celebrating and Supporting Cancer Survivors

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  • Early awareness is key to combating head and neck cancer

    Early awareness is key to combating head and neck cancer

    Learn about the sixth most common cancer in the world, including its types and risk factors.

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  • Try these tried-and-true tips to protect your skin from cancer

    Try these tried-and-true tips to protect your skin from cancer

    A cancer expert at Providence shares his tips for lowering your risk for skin cancer all year long — and especially this summer.

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  • Myths and facts about colorectal cancer screening

    Myths and facts about colorectal cancer screening

    Many people have the wrong idea about what happens during colorectal cancer screening. Here, we debunk the myths.

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  • Keep your colon healthy to prevent disease

    Keep your colon healthy to prevent disease

    Your colon has an important job to do — and your role is to keep it healthy so it can perform its function well.

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  • A dedication to colorectal cancer patients

    A dedication to colorectal cancer patients

    Dr. Hagen Kennecke, a medical oncologist and medical director of gastrointestinal oncology at Providence, talks about what inspires him in his career.

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  • Learn how to prevent and detect colorectal cancer

    Learn how to prevent and detect colorectal cancer

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Providence is offering a list of resources to help you learn about the disease and screening options.

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  • Even if you’re healthy, cancer screenings are important

    Even if you’re healthy, cancer screenings are important

    Feb. 4 is World Cancer Day, so we’re taking a look at the cancer screenings you should undergo — and why you may be talking yourself out of them.

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  • The modern prostate

    The modern prostate

    The urology team at Providence St. Joseph Hospital helps patients seeking prostate treatment, whether that be initial screenings, pelvic therapy referrals, or robotic surgery procedures.

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  • A mission fit for a Dream Team: Encouraging colorectal cancer screening in at-risk communities

    A mission fit for a Dream Team: Encouraging colorectal cancer screening in at-risk communities

    Rates of colorectal cancer are rising, particularly among Black, Brown and Indigenous young men. Learn how Providence and SU2C are tackling this challenge.

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  • The three most common childhood cancers

    The three most common childhood cancers

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We talk about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for three of the most common cancers in children.

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  • Don’t feel the burn this summer – Protect yourself

    Don’t feel the burn this summer – Protect yourself

    The sun’s warmth feels good, but its UV rays can cause sunburn or skin cancer. Learn how you can keep your family safe this summer.

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  • Is your gut trying to tell you something?

    Is your gut trying to tell you something?

    Don't ignore these gut warning signs. Providence shares six digestive health symptoms that could indicate a serious health problem.

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  • The truth about colorectal cancer

    The truth about colorectal cancer

    Providence shares important facts that debunk common myths and misconceptions about colorectal cancer.

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