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Women And Cancer


Mercy Hospitals delivers quality care related to cancer detection, education, treatment, and follow-up as well as access to essential supportive services for women of all ages.

We offer the latest diagnostic technology — like computer assisted digital mammography — and state-of-the-art surgical suites. If you’re diagnosed with cancer, we also offer the latest radiation and chemotherapy options through our partnership with the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the U.S. today, and all women are at risk. Ninety percent of breast cancers occur in women with no family history of the disease. Even though there is no certain way to prevent breast cancer, you can still protect your health by managing risk factors and establishing an early detection program. Early breast cancer is often detected by a mammogram before any symptoms are present.

Gynecologic Cancers

This year, more than 78,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed, and more than 28,000 will die from a gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic cancers are the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells originating in the female reproductive organs. The most common are cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer.

Cancer Patient Navigator 

There is a lot that comes with a diagnosis of cancer. But you don't have to manage it alone. Our Cancer Patient Navigator can guide you through every step of treatment, from paperwork to scheduling to coping with emotions.

Learn more or contact our Cancer Patient Navigator at 661.865.2573.