Cancer

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

  • Neuro-oncologist guides patients through brain cancer diagnosis, treatments

    Neuro-oncologist guides patients through brain cancer diagnosis, treatments

    Providence patients diagnosed with brain cancer now work directly with a specialist who focuses on them rather than simply on their illness and closely guides them through their course of treatment.

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  • 6 reasons you need a primary care provider

    6 reasons you need a primary care provider

    Choosing and establishing a relationship with a primary care doctor should be as routine as annual maintenance on a home, yet many people avoid making this fundamental choice for their health.

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  • Unsealing the health secrets of sous vide

    Unsealing the health secrets of sous vide

    Sous vide outperforms traditional cooking methods by maintaining a higher degree of nutritional value, food safety and flavor.

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  • How to thrive in cancer survivorship

    How to thrive in cancer survivorship

    A cancer survivor shares her experiences and how they’ve shaped her life.

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  • Mushroom tea: A fungi new way to give your morning a boost

    Mushroom tea: A fungi new way to give your morning a boost

    Certain mushroom varieties like chaga and reishi are thought to have immune-boosting benefits.

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  • New tech gives men a new option for treating prostate cancer

    New tech gives men a new option for treating prostate cancer

    Robotic radiation technique can offer patients quicker procedure times with fewer side effects.

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  • Lymphedema of the breast: Find the right treatment for you

    Lymphedema of the breast: Find the right treatment for you

    You can maintain lymphatic function and flow with preventive measures

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  • Providence pushes the frontier of melanoma treatments

    Providence pushes the frontier of melanoma treatments

    Summer bring increased exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays, which can spur the development of melanoma or skin cancer. The good news is that skin cancer is very treatable when caught early.

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  • Coffee versus wine: which is healthier?

    Coffee versus wine: which is healthier?

    Wine and coffee have generated decades' worth of debate and studies examining the benefits or harmful effects of each. It takes time and careful reading to sort through the claims and counterclaims.

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  • Don't wait until summer to think about skin cancer

    Don't wait until summer to think about skin cancer

    Protecting your skin from sun damage is a year-round job

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  • Early detection is key to beating oral, head and neck cancer

    Early detection is key to beating oral, head and neck cancer

    Learn more about the sixth most-common cancer in the U.S.

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  • Helping cancer patients find their voice

    Helping cancer patients find their voice

    Speech therapists are an integral part of the team treating oral, head and neck cancers

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  • Men should know signs of testicular cancer

    Men should know signs of testicular cancer

    Testicular Cancer Awareness month provides the occasion for men to acquaint themselves with the signs of cancer of the testicles. The good news is that the disease is rare and highly treatable.

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  • Choosing the right surgeon after a breast cancer diagnosis

    Choosing the right surgeon after a breast cancer diagnosis

    Hearing the words “breast cancer” is frightening, but finding a cancer surgeon to guide and reassure you through treatment can help.

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  • Ask the experts: Does genetic testing make any difference?

    Ask the experts: Does genetic testing make any difference?

    Anyone is a candidate for genetic counseling if they have concerns about their risks

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  • Colorectal cancer's silent spread and how to prevent it

    Colorectal cancer's silent spread and how to prevent it

    Colorectal cancer is increasingly impacting the lives of younger adults, and everyone should know the basics of screening, treatment options and advances in minimally invasive surgical procedures

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  • Surprising health benefits of mushrooms

    Surprising health benefits of mushrooms

    Mushrooms offer many surprising health benefits that include boosting the immune system, combating certain cancers, lowering cholesterol and enhancing cognition

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  • Shar Jackson discusses the importance of preventative health screenings with Dr. Steven Rabin

    Shar Jackson discusses the importance of preventative health screenings with Dr. Steven Rabin

    Actress Shar Jackson sits down with Providence St. Joseph Health’s Dr. Steven Rabin to discuss the importance of a variety of health screenings.

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  • Gobbling up cell debris may suppress tumor growth

    Gobbling up cell debris may suppress tumor growth

    Cancer treatment kills cancer cells, but the debris left behind can stimulate new tumor growth. A new study shows how resolvin can end this destructive cycle.

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  • Avoid liver cancer with preventive health screenings

    Avoid liver cancer with preventive health screenings

    Pippa Newell, MD, Medical Director of the Liver Cancer Program at the Providence Cancer Institute, shares her thoughts on the importance of health screenings to prevent liver cancer.

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