About 150,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, but a regular colonoscopy allows both early detection and treatment in a single procedure.
Colorectal cancer often presents without symptoms, but can be treated early or even prevented with regular screening like a colonoscopy beginning for most adults at age 50.
Even with regular self-exams, the importance of annual clinical mammograms cannot be overstated. That’s why the Mobile Mammography Unit from CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs makes regular tours through Southwest Arkansas.
Delays to regular mammograms and breast cancer screenings have already led to cancers being detected at a later stage, but Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to turn that trend around.
Disruptions to daily life over the past year caused many women to delay mammograms and regular breast cancer screening, but ongoing delays come with serious risks like allowing breast cancer to grow undetected.
A breast cancer diagnosis challenges patients both emotionally and physically, but at CHI St. Vincent, Alesa Garner and her team is there to hold your hand throughout the journey.
Breast cancer awareness needs to remain top of mind year-round. Breast surgeon Dr. Sirinya Prasertvit says if there are any issues, you should have them addressed as soon as possible.
Monthly self exams can help detect breast cancer, but Dr. Sirinya Prasertvit explains why they should be done in addition to clinical mammograms, not in place of them.
Dr. Sirinya Prasertvit with the CHI St. Vincent Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic answers some of the most common questions about the importance of mammograms in detecting breast cancer.
All women over age 40 should have an annual mammogram, but some women are at higher risk for developing breast cancer. That’s why CHI St. Vincent established the High Risk Breast Program.
Dr. Renee Warford, a urologist at the CHI St. Vincent Urology Clinic in Hot Springs, answers questions about the most common misconceptions regarding prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer may be the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths, but many misconceptions about the disease remain. Urologist Dr. Nathan Littlejohn answers some of the most common questions.
Medical marijuana has been shown to have positive effects for patients with certain conditions. However, it can also have negative impacts on a the brain.
Dr. Brian Owens, encourages women 40 and over to get a yearly mammogram. One in eight women in the US will develop breast cancer in her lifetime and early detection is key to survival.
After surviving breast cancer, Kristin gave birth to healthy baby girl with help from Oncologist, Dr. Stephen Divers, and Obstetrician, Dr. Clint Henson.
Dr. Peter Emanuel, Director of Oncology explains the importance of the Outpatient Infusion Center and what the expansion means for cancer patients and the advancements in blood cancer treatments.
Dr. Ashish Tikotekar, Pulmonologist at CHI St. Vincent Pulmonology Clinic in Little Rock, discusses the prevalence of lung cancer in Arkansas and the importance of screening and early detection.
The New Outlook Cancer Recovery program and Alesa Garner provide cancer survivors with much needed resources and support, all for just a hug.
Experienced nurse, mother of four finally gets mammogram to find breast cancer. Now she encourages women to get their mammograms regularly.
Kristin found a lump in her breast just before her wedding. After a double mastectomy, a wedding, finishing her doctorate and giving birth to her daughter, she plans to continue treatment.