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Cancer Care

Care, Compassion and Community

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

  • Cancer Program, Care Destination Marks One Year

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    For more than a year, our unique “hospital within a hospital” has offered top-flight cancer treatment and services that rival the excellence or national leaders—right here at home, in our community.

  • Mammograms Save Lives. Which Type is Right For You?

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    Not all mammograms are the same. There are two different primary types - screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms - and some important differences between the two.

  • UV Awareness Month: How to Protect Your Eyes from the Sun

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    In recognition of UV Safety Awareness Month, Dr. Jessica Kovarik offers some tips for reducing UV light exposure and how to protect your eyes from damage.

  • A Lung Cancer Screening Saved Her Life

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    A lung cancer can save your life. Learn more from our oncology experts.

  • Helping Cancer Patients Reclaim Their Sense of Self

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    The compassionate experts at Cookie's Boutique inside the Regional Cancer Center focus on helping cancer patients in a multitude of ways.

  • Are Genetic Tests for Cancer Worth It?

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    Interested in genetic testing? Read more from a clinical nurse specialist to find out if it's an option for you.

  • Survivor Story: Cape Coral Woman Stays Vigilant After Cancer Scare

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    Sometimes, the smallest things can make all the difference. Read about one woman's cancer journey and how a mammogram screening may have saved her life.

  • An RCC Cancer Navigator: Compassion in Action

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    Meet one of the incredible cancer navigators at the Regional Cancer Center, who help patients on their journey, answering questions and lending a helping hand.

  • Acupuncture for Cancer Patients: Pain and Anxiety Relief at RCC

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    Acupuncture at the Regional Cancer Center provides soothing relief from pain and other symptoms of cancer treatment.

  • Free in the Wind: Throat Cancer Changed This Survivor’s Outlook

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    An inspiring tale of hope and care after a cancer diagnosis. Lee Health has plenty of resources and navigators for patients struggling with treatment - as well as financial - concerns.

  • Colon Cancer Awareness: New Age Recommendation for Screening Could Save Lives

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    Age 45 is the new number to remember: That's when you should start getting regular colonoscopies to detect colon cancer early.

  • 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’

  • 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.