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Cancer Care

Care, Compassion and Community

Prevention, education, research, and perspectives to keep you up-to-date.

  • October is National Breast Health Awareness month

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    Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women and will strike about 1 in 8 U.S. women over their lifetime. Lee Health is going PINK for the month of October to show support and spread awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness: Importance of Early Detection

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    For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's what you need to know about the importance of early detection.

  • Breast Cancer: Stories of Survival, Courage, and Inspiration

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    Breast cancer survivors at Lee Health share their stories.

  • What You Need to Know About Mammograms

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    Learn more about the importance of mammograms and which one is right for you.

  • Actor’s Death Spotlights Colon Cancer Dangers in Young Adults

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    Colorectal cancer is on the rise for younger adults. The recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman helps shine the light on this disease.

  • Passion Profile: Dr. Bianca Ferrari and Cancer Care in SW Florida

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    As the Regional Cancer Center opens a dedicated care floor at Gulf Coast Medical Center, we take a look at one of our passionate cancer docs and what she and her colleagues can do for Southwest Florida.

  • Cancer Support and Care: How a New Floor Changes Everything

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    The Regional Cancer Center now provides unparalleled inpatient care on the top floor of Gulf Coast Medical Center. Learn what that means for cancer patients and their families.

  • A Simple Self-Exam to Detect Oral Cancer

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    Self-exams and regular dental check-ups are vital to detecting oral cancer. Perform these simple steps at home to keep yourself safe.

  • Glioblastoma: A Q&A About Brain Cancer

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    Questions and answers from Lee Health about glioblastoma, an incurable form of brain cancer.

  • Taking the Fear Out of Colonoscopies

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    Don't put it off any longer. A colonoscopy – a medical test that examines the lower bowel for abnormalities -- is essential for catching cancer early.

  • 9 Things to Know About Preventing Prostate Cancer

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    Lifestyle changes are a key to prevention, and you can start at any age.

  • How This Simple Test Helps the Fight Against Lung Cancer

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    A low-dose CT scan spots nodules ‘the size of a grain of rice’

  • Alex Trebek's Treatment Inspires Hope for Cancer Patients

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    A local expert weighs in on Alex Trebek’s battle with pancreatic cancer and how the popular host of “Jeopardy” is calling attention to the disease and the possibility of better survival rates.

  • Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know

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    Doctors are on a mission: They want you to know that one of the deadliest cancers is also the most preventable.

  • Don’t Put It Off: Need-To-Know Info About Mammograms

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    Who should have one and when? And what kind? How can new technology help detect problems? Be proactive with this handy guide.

  • Skin Cancer and Sunscreen: Tools to Protect Yourself

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    Examine your skin, seek the shade, and slather on the sunscreen.

  • Breast Cancer: How to Stay Informed, Stay Healthy

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so here’s what you need to know about risk factors, prevention, treatment, and common myths.