See the difference our cancer care team makes
Overview to Ascension St. Vincent Cancer Care
Ascension St. Vincent Cancer Care - it's not just a place. It's a way to heal, cope and regain what often appears out of control due to a cancer diagnosis. More than 90 different Ascension St. Vincent Cancer specialists embrace the Ascension St. Vincent Spirit of Caring and are helping men, women and children thrive as cancer survivors. The three doves in the Ascension St. Vincent logo represent the care for mind, body and spirit, especially for those who feel they have few options. As a faith-based health organization, we respect and care for individuals from all walks of life and have shown many times that our holistic cancer care approach is working. We begin and end each day with the same focus – to deliver high-quality, patient-centered cancer care so that our patients and their loved ones have options and opportunities to thrive.
Are you at risk for cancer?
The Ascension St. Vincent Cancer Care approach is multidisciplinary and holistic. That means we surround our patients with a team of cancer experts. We approach cancer with state-of-the-art treatments and combine physical, nutritional, psychological and spiritual therapies to benefit the whole person.
Lung cancer causes more cancer deaths than any other cancer in men and women. The low-dose CT lung scan detects more lung cancers that a traditional chest X-ray. Lung cancer is not the only cancer linked to smoking - know the signs and symptoms for cancers of the mouth, lips, nose and sinuses, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterus, cervix, colon/rectum, ovaries, and acute myeloid leukemia. (Source: Cancer Facts & Figures 2014) Ask your doctor- Am I at risk? or call the Cancer CareLine 317-338-3900.
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More than 90 board-certified, fellowship-trained cancer specialists treat all types of adult and pediatric cancers. The core team often includes a surgeon who specializes in treating your specific type of disease, a medical oncologist-hematologist to quarterback the medication therapy, and a radiation oncologist to target and shrink or kill the cancer cells.
Our patient navigators understand the roadmap to cancer survival and are available to help guide and support each patient on his or her journey and introduce our many cancer care services and compassionate caregivers. At every junction are oncology nurses, surgical nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, oncology certified genetic counselors, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, radiation technicians, physicists and dosimetrists, in addition to a host of diagnostic cancer screening associates and patient educators.