Cancer

Clinical insights, innovative procedures, and tips for helping to prevent and treat cancer

  • COVID scared to cancer aware

    COVID scared to cancer aware

    Sue Jones was afraid to come to the hospital for routine, diagnostic tests — like her mammogram. Despite her fears, she decided to get checked out. The decision may have saved her life.

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  • Providence cancer research highlighted at ESMO20

    Providence cancer research highlighted at ESMO20

    Providence Cancer Institute joins oncology professionals around the world for ESMO Virtual Congress 2020, the annual meeting of the European Society for Medical Oncology, held online from September 14

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  • Melanoma study: are two therapies better than one?

    Melanoma study: are two therapies better than one?

    The incidence of melanoma is increasing faster than other skin cancers. Although surgery can cure early stage melanomas, and many new standard therapies for advanced disease improve survival, few are

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  • Ovarian cancer awareness month: Are you at risk?

    Ovarian cancer awareness month: Are you at risk?

    Ovarian cancer is known as ‘the silent killer” because there is no reliable early screening for the disease. Learn how being aware of your own risk factors may save your life.

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  • Women and Melanoma

    Women and Melanoma

    Melanoma rates are on the rise for women ages 18 to 39. Learn more about the signs, types, causes and prevention of this deadly skin cancer from Providence.

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  • The Role Nutrition Plays During Cancer Treatment

    The Role Nutrition Plays During Cancer Treatment

    When we think of cancer treatment, nutrition isn’t typically what first comes to mind. It is however, a critical component of a comprehensive cancer treatment plan.

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  • Providence Head and Neck Cancer Surgeons Use New Transoral Robotic Technology to Improve Surgical Outcomes

    Providence Head and Neck Cancer Surgeons Use New Transoral Robotic Technology to Improve Surgical Outcomes

    Providence Cancer Institute head and neck surgeons are some of a few nationwide, that are using a new transoral robotic technology for surgical treatment of head and neck cancers.

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  • Providence Offers Breakthrough Radiation Technology to Cancer Patients

    Providence Offers Breakthrough Radiation Technology to Cancer Patients

    Providence Cancer Institute now offers cancer patients the most cutting-edge radiation technology in the world.

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  • Men’s Health Month: 5 ways you can help his health

    Men’s Health Month: 5 ways you can help his health

    Tips to help you encourage the men in your life to get regular health advice, go for checkups and make lifestyle changes.

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  • Fighting For Family

    Fighting For Family

    Cancer. It’s a word people don’t want to utter once in their lifetimes. Let alone three times, for three different loved ones.

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  • Providence cancer researchers highlighted at ASCO20: Virtual

    Providence cancer researchers highlighted at ASCO20: Virtual

    Researchers at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, a division of Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, Oregon, will join oncology professionals around the world for the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scient

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  • Lymphedema surgeon pioneers treatment and hope

    Lymphedema surgeon pioneers treatment and hope

    At Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, a surgeon gives patients a new and improved life.

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  • Early Phase Immunotherapy Studies for High-Risk Skin Cancers

    Early Phase Immunotherapy Studies for High-Risk Skin Cancers

    Providence Cancer Institute is one of a handful of centers offering two early phase studies evaluating combination immunotherapy for patients with rare and high-risk skin cancers.

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  • HPV of The Mouth: What it Means and How to Treat It

    HPV of The Mouth: What it Means and How to Treat It

    The Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, is a virus that can infect cells lining the back of your mouth. In some cases, the virus can cause some cells to turn cancerous, which means they continue to grow un

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  • Mission Hospital Leonard Cancer Institute Announces New Early Stage Lung Cancer Test

    Mission Hospital Leonard Cancer Institute Announces New Early Stage Lung Cancer Test

    Mission Hospital has announced that its Leonard Cancer Institute now has access to DetermaRx, formerly known as the Razar treatment stratification test.

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  • Keep your digestive tract happy with a colon-friendly diet

    Keep your digestive tract happy with a colon-friendly diet

    Nutrient-dense, high-fiber foods can help keep your colon healthy—and lower your risk for cancer and other conditions such as constipation and diverticulitis.

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  • Schedule these 10 health tests when you turn 65

    Schedule these 10 health tests when you turn 65

    Learn the top 10 health tests seniors need to address issues before they become serious threats to enjoying an active and healthy life.

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  • Cervical cancer prevention: The good news

    Cervical cancer prevention: The good news

    During Cervical Health Awareness Month, Providence offers a reminder about the importance of early HPV vaccination and regular screening for cervical cancer.

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  • Immunotherapy studies open for triple-negative breast cancer

    Immunotherapy studies open for triple-negative breast cancer

    Emerging research is finding that immunotherapy may extend survival for some women with triple-negative breast cancer.

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  • A new approach for recurrent head/neck cancer

    A new approach for recurrent head/neck cancer

    The light-activated drug ASP-1929 is showing promise as a potential new treatment for people with recurrent head and neck cancers.

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