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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A cancer patient finds hope through a clinical trial offered by the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.
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.
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.
Five years after being diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, Felicia Black calls herself a walking miracle.
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.