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GLORIA – A Victory Over Cancer for Blues Fan

GLORIA – A Victory Over Cancer for Blues Fan

St. Louis Blues’ run to the Stanley Cup helps Steve Martak, a lifelong Blues fan and former high school hockey coach, through radiation treatments for prostate cancer. He also credits his “angels” in Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital radiation oncology.

Arming Radiation Oncology Patients with Comfort

Arming Radiation Oncology Patients with Comfort

Radiation oncology patients are armed with warmth while receiving treatments at the Siteman Cancer Center located at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Patients’ arms are exposed when they wear gowns, and the fleece arm sleeves are a welcome touch. On April 4, Jossalyn Larson wore the sleeves for the last time during her final radiation treatment.

High Polyp Detection is Factor in Preventing Colon Cancer

High Polyp Detection is Factor in Preventing Colon Cancer

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. High polyp detection during colonoscopy is an important factor in preventing colon cancer. The dedicated, highly-trained gastroenterology team at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is key to high detection rates, including Dr. Elizabeth Huebner and Dr. Chien-Huan Chen, Washington University gastroenterologists at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

Detecting Lung Cancer Early Among Those at Highest Risk

Detecting Lung Cancer Early Among Those at Highest Risk

The Lung Cancer Screening Program at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is making access to care and treatment more seamless and effective for those patients most at risk for developing lung cancer.

Don't Dread a Mammogram: Eight Reasons Why You Shouldn't Put Off a Mammogram

Don't Dread a Mammogram: Eight Reasons Why You Shouldn't Put Off a Mammogram

There are reasons why women worry about a mammogram, but a Siteman Cancer breast surgeon says it’s important to put those concerns aside. Incredible strides have been made in the treatment of breast cancer and mammograms are the No. 1 way to be proactive in your breast health.

Clinical Trials at Siteman

Clinical Trials at Siteman

A cancer patient finds hope through a clinical trial offered by the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

It’s Time to Schedule a Colonoscopy

It’s Time to Schedule a Colonoscopy

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Goran, who does all of his procedures at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, shares several reasons for the importance of colonoscopy and why you should not be afraid of this important test.

Take it from a GI Nurse, Get Your Colonoscopy

Take it from a GI Nurse, Get Your Colonoscopy

Connie Hall, RN, certified gastroenterology nurse at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, wishes people would get over the embarrassment and get a colonoscopy, because it can save their life. Hall and colleagues in Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital endoscopy always stress the importance of colonoscopies, but especially during March - Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths but it’s also one of the most preventable.

Breast Cancer Survivor Finds Care Close to Home

Breast Cancer Survivor Finds Care Close to Home

Five years after being diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, Felicia Black calls herself a walking miracle.

Knowledge is Power when it comes to Breast Cancer Awareness

Knowledge is Power when it comes to Breast Cancer Awareness

Early detection is key to breast cancer awareness. Schedule your mammogram today at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day.

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