What do you need to know about the No. 1 cancer killer of women and men? Lung cancer kills more people every year than prostate, breast and colorectal cancer combined. Approximately 158,000 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer … Continue reading
You might be surprised to know the number one cause of cancer death in women isn’t breast or ovarian cancer—it’s lung cancer.
Breast cancer awareness efforts have grown dramatically over the last two decades, leading to a greater knowledge of breast cancer symptoms and the need for routine screening. Unfortunately, that same level of awareness does not yet exist for ovarian cancer, and many U.S. women remain in the dark about how to detect this most malignant form of gynecological cancer.
Every year, more people die of lung cancer than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. That’s because 84 percent of people with the disease are diagnosed after the cancer has already spread out of the lungs. St.Vincent is fighting to … Continue reading
Mara Godby Winter is quick to tell you she didn’t have cancer. The tumor in her mammary gland had cancer, but it’s gone. The cancer journey of this joyful newlywed and new mom began in December 2008 at age 35, … Continue reading
For the sixth consecutive year, Saks Fifth Avenue, Keystone at the Crossing, is partnering with the St.Vincent Foundation to host the 2012 Key to the Cure fundraising event. Approximately 550 people will attend what promises to be a spectacular and … Continue reading
As Walk of Hope approaches, there are lots of ways to get involved with Women of Hope. Find out how you can train for the walk and help WOH prep for the event.
After a mammogram, many women receive notice that the radiologist wants to get another look at an area of breast tissue. That news can sound ominous, but it isn’t an indication that something’s wrong and it certainly doesn’t mean that you have cancer.
St.Vincent is on the front lines of cancer care in Indiana, walking side-by-side with each patient and their caregivers every step of the cancer journey, from awareness and diagnosis, through treatment and post-acute phase survivorship.
All cancer is genetic, but not all cancer is inherited. Genetic Counselor Dawn McIlvried sorts misconceptions from the real story about the hereditary element of ovarian and breast cancers.