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Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as Comprehensive Community Cancer Center.  The LMHS Cancer Program received a 3-year certification with 5 commendations.

Hospital Accreditation by DNV.

Cancer Advocacy Hotline:


Regional Cancer Center
Lee Memorial Health System
8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33905   

Education and Outreach

 Prevention and Detection

There is much you can do to help prevent the development of cancer:

Stay away from tobacco

Stay at a healthy weight
Engage in regular physical activity
Eat a healthy, low-fat diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables
Limit alcohol intake
Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30, year-round
Know yourself, your family history and your risk factors
Have regular checkups and cancer screening tests for your age group
Know cancer warning signs

Early detection – know cancer warning signs:

Change in bowel or bladder habits
A sore that does not heal
Unusual bleeding or discharge
Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere
Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
Obvious change in wart or mole
Nagging cough or hoarseness

Having one or more of these signs does not necessarily mean that you have cancer, but is something that you should have evaluated by your physician.

Have age-appropriate screening tests. Click here for a listing of American Cancer Society Detection Guidelines.

Diagnosis and Treatment

When a potential problem is identified, your physician will order a number of diagnostic tests which might include the following: X-rays, CT scan, MRI, PET scan, nuclear medicine scan, bone marrow biopsy and scintigraphy. Click here to learn more about these diagnostic procedures.

Cancer treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy or a combination of these therapies. Click here to learn more about these treatment options.

Professional Education

Professional conferences are offered throughout the year including a Spring and Fall Oncology Conference for Clinicians. Each conference focuses on a specific topic such as: liquid tumors, staging guidelines,  breast cancer, or other cancer related topics.

Community Outreach

The Regional Cancer Center provides free presentations at your community's health fair or special events that focus on cancer awareness, prevention and early detection. Topics may include breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, or testicular cancer. We also offer talks on reiki and aromatherapy; grief, hope and loss; advanced directives; and tobacco awareness and cessation.

If you have any questions regarding workshops, support groups, or oncology education and outreach, please contact our Oncology Outreach Education Coordinator.

Oncology Education Coordinator - 
Valerie Butram MS, RD, CSO, LDN

Valerie Butram

Phone: 239-343-9559


Fax: 239-343-9515

Patient Education

The Marilyn and Tony Stout Resource Library

The Resource Library, located inside Cookie's Place Boutique, contains more than 350 books on all cancers, including clinical information, diet and nutrition, complementary and alternative medicine, and prevention and detection. For your convenience, computers with internet access are also available for patients and caregivers visiting the Regional Cancer Center.

Resource Library

Susan B. Powers Reference Section

Special Events

The Regional Cancer Center participates in and/or sponsors the following community events:

Lexington Cares 5K Run/Walk
Annual Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure
Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues
"A Giving Heart for Cancer" Fashion Show and Luncheon
Twins and Pins Bowling Tournament
Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Tournament

For more information on these events please visit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation website.

E-Brochure Rack

Click any link to view the brochure.

Cancer Navigators

Genetic Risk Services

Cookie's Place Boutique

The Cancer Advocacy Center

Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Brochure

Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Information

Nutrition Counseling

Request an appointment by calling The Cancer Advocacy Center at 877-680-0008, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday or click here to request information online.


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