Category: Siteman Cancer Center

3-D Mammograms Improve Breast Cancer Screening

3-D Mammograms Improve Breast Cancer Screening

Except for non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. But there is good reason, says the American Cancer Society, to be encouraged by breakthroughs in detection and treatment of breast cancer. These advances, along with greater public awareness of the importance of breast exams, have caused a steady decline

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8 ways to prevent breast cancer

8 ways to prevent breast cancer

Breast cancer. Just reading those words can make many women worry. And that’s natural.
Nearly everyone knows someone touched by the disease.
But there is a lot of good news about breast cancer these days. Treatments keep getting better, and we know more than ever about ways to prevent the disease. These eight simple steps

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PSA Testing

PSA Testing

In honor of Father’s Day and Men’s Health Week, this week we’re dedicating a series of articles to men—father’s, brothers, sons, uncles and grandfathers—and the health issues important to you. Today, we’re looking at prostate health and the PSA, or prostate-specific antigen, test.
Who needs a PSA test? And when?
Recent news reports have called

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Brain tumor survivor shares message of hope

Brain tumor survivor shares message of hope

Most brides-to-be spend the days before their weddings finalizing last-minute details for the big event. Lauren Christian Dwyer spent hers in a hospital bed, unsure of the future.
Just days before her wedding in September 2011, Dwyer suffered a seizure. She was admitted to the hospital and underwent several days of tests, including a spinal

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Nationally celebrated artists raise their voices for concert to aid Siteman Cancer Center research

Nationally celebrated artists raise their voices for concert to aid Siteman Cancer Center research

Music lovers can enjoy the voices of world-class artists on June 10 while supporting cancer research. The fourth annual “Sing for Siteman” will feature nine vocal artists from around the world who will unite for one performance for the cause.
The concert will be from 7:30-9 p.m. at Whitaker Hall on Washington University’s Danforth Campus

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Join Siteman for the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure

Join Siteman for the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure

As someone affected by breast cancer, Yulanda Tomlin-Watson is part of a team no one chooses to join. In 1998, the disease took her mother, the nucleus of her extended family.
In her honor, Tomlin-Watson started a team the next year that friends and relatives happily joined. “JoAnn’s Jewels,” named after the woman they

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Siteman Cancer Center-South County’s May 18 grand opening

Siteman Cancer Center-South County’s May 18 grand opening

The new Siteman Cancer Center outpatient facility in south St. Louis County will celebrate its public grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The facility is at 5225 Midamerica Plaza, near Interstate 55 and Butler Hill Road in Mehlville.
The free event will feature: health screenings and disease risk assessments, samples of

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Siteman helps patient fight prostate and bladder cancer

Siteman helps patient fight prostate and bladder cancer

St. Louis native Charles Watkins wasn’t feeling any different than normal when he went in for a regular checkup in October 2010, but the trip may have saved his life.
During the visit, Watkins’ primary care physician discovered his prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, had jumped two points. Watkins, it was determined, had prostate cancer. His physician recommended

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Matt and Kathy Holliday help promote colon cancer screening

Matt and Kathy Holliday help promote colon cancer screening

The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is proud to team up with Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals and his mom, Kathy, a colon cancer survivor, to raise awareness about the importance of colon cancer screening.
As part of the “Cancer Doesn’t Take a Holliday” campaign, the

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Cancer prevention study seeks a few good volunteers

Cancer prevention study seeks a few good volunteers

The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to enlist St. Louisans in one of the largest cancer-fighting efforts to date.
The nationwide study led by the ACS is meant to uncover clues about preventing cancer. Known as Cancer Prevention Study-3, or CPS-3, the project will

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