Cancer Care

Once you’ve swallowed the bitter word “cancer,” you want the best care at the hands of men and women specializing in your type of oncology, the latest technology, as many options as possible, and access to the latest research. With it, you’re sure to feel better able to tackle the disease, whether it affects your kidney, your breasts or your lungs. And you will, but there is so much more to this phase of your life. You will need – and deserve – more than just the science of medicine to help you. You will need gentle help with the art of living through your diagnosis, treatment and survival. That comes in the form of an Integrative Care Program that offers massage for your weary muscles, the soft head of a friendly dog to stroke during chemo, a meditative art or poetry class to channel your innermost feelings about the disease onto paper. Cancer care involves so much more than medication, operating rooms and physical scars. You deserve to care for your soul at the same time.

Featured Posts in Cancer Care

  • Standing Strong Against Cancer, and Winning

Standing Strong Against Cancer, and Winning

Deb Improta had a long history of breast and ovarian cancer, learn how genetic testing helped her make some difficult decisions.

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Self Breast Exams

They may lack the bells and whistles of the latest digital tomosynthesis screening equipment, but your hands are a quick and easy tool for the early detection of breast cancer.

HPV, What You Should Know

Here's what one physician from Women & Infants Hospital has to say about the new legislation passed by the Rhode Island Department of Health, mandating all seventh graders receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine before returning to school for the 2015-2016 school year.

Recent Posts in Cancer Care

Breathe Deeply, It May Boost Your Mood

When you think of fall, does the scent of freshly baked apple pie or a blend of cinnamon and pumpkin come to mind? Di you know that the essential oils used in aromatherapy can support 12 different body systems, including the immune, nervous and muscular/skeletal systems? Learn more about how you can use scents to improve your health.

October 12th, 2016|

Breast Density Poses a Challenge at Mammogram Time

How dense breast tissue can make it difficult to read a mammogram and has been associated with a modest increase in one's risk for breast cancer.

August 4th, 2016|

Breast Cancer: How Lymphedema Therapy Helped One Woman Move On

After 16 rounds of chemo, a mastectomy and 33 doses of radiation, Aimee thought the worst was over. And then she noticed her right arm starting to swell. Read about Aimee's story and how she got the treatment she needed.

August 3rd, 2016|

Cancer Survivors: 10 Tips to Eat More Plants

According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, “plant foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans contain a variety of cancer fighters including vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals. Learn how to include more plant based foods into your diet.

August 3rd, 2016|

Standing Strong Against Cancer, and Winning

Deb Improta had a long history of breast and ovarian cancer, learn how genetic testing helped her make some difficult decisions.

June 24th, 2016|

Breast Cancer – One Women’s Story

Sadiqa Kendi had just gotten married and was new to Providence when she felt a lump in her breast. Read more about her journey.

April 27th, 2016|

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Did you know that this year alone there will be 95,000 new cases of colon cancer diagnosed and another 39,000 cases of rectal cancer? The good news is that the five-year survival rate is 90% but we can do much more to increase awareness and let people know to get their colonoscopy!

February 25th, 2016|