Prevention and Detection
There is much you can do to help prevent the development
Early detection – know cancer
||Change in bowel
or bladder habits
||A sore that does
lump in breast or elsewhere
||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.
here for a listing of American Cancer Society Detection
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 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.
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.
Marie Hepp, ARNP/RN, MS,
CHPN, FCN, STAR/C
The Marilyn and
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.
Susan B. Powers Reference Section
Regional Cancer Center participates in and/or sponsors the following
||Lexington Cares 5K Run/Walk
||10th 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.
Click any link to view the brochure.
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.