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Unique Cancer Treatment is Extending Lives: HIPEC Comes to CentraState

By |2022-07-14T10:56:29-04:00July 10th, 2022|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

A highly advanced, two-phase surgery now available at CentraState is bringing new hope to certain patients with specific types of cancer. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or HIPEC, combines tumor removal surgery with a heated, concentrated chemotherapy bath inside the abdomen, battling cancer directly at its source and potentially extending lives [...]

Breathe Easier with a Lung Screening

By |2022-07-14T10:55:25-04:00July 9th, 2022|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Regular mammograms are key to detecting breast cancer early, and the same is true for colonoscopies in finding colon cancer when it’s most treatable. But did you know that those at risk for lung cancer due to a smoking history have the same potentially lifesaving benefit in low-dose CT [...]

Can Pancreatic Cancer be Found Early?

By |2022-06-03T11:52:37-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Cancer, Health A-Z|Tags: , |

CentraState Cancer Center offers Cutting-Edge Screening for Pancreatic Cancer When pancreatic cancer is detected early, it’s more treatable. But therein lies the problem – it’s very difficult to detect early. Pancreatic cancer often has no symptoms until it is advanced and has spread to other organs in the body, [...]

Transforming Cancer Care: A New Vision

By |2021-07-13T11:52:21-04:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Cancer|Tags: |

CentraState is embarking on a new chapter in cancer care with the shared vision and clinical experience of hepatobiliary and advanced gastrointestinal (GI) surgeon Alexander Itskovich, MD, who has joined the healthcare system as medical director of the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState. “Working collaboratively, we’ll build on CentraState’s [...]

A Microscopic but Mighty Approach to Treating Liver Cancer

By |2021-08-03T09:35:12-04:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Cancer|Tags: |

For some patients with liver cancer, surgery may not be an option. CentraState now offers transarterial radioembolization (TARE), an advanced therapy that targets tumors with a high dose of focused radiation while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. Approximately 34,000 people are diagnosed with liver cancer in the United States each [...]

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