For many types of cancer, surgery is often the optimal first treatment, especially for early stage cancers or tumors that are contained to one area. It may also be used in conjunction with radiation therapy and/or infusion therapy as part of a personalized treatment plan.
CHI Saint Joseph Health is home to some of the most skilled cancer surgeons in the region—many who are specially trained in minimally invasive techniques and technology to treat cancer. Your surgeon will work closely with your cancer care team and you to find the right procedure for your unique needs and provide ongoing follow-up care.
For more information about our cancer surgical services, or to schedule a consultation, contact a cancer center near you or find a cancer specialist anytime online.
In addition to performing traditional cancer procedures, CHI Saint Joseph Health surgeons specialize in newer, cutting-edge options that can improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Just some of these specialties include:
Surgery is the most common treatment for early breast cancer. Depending on the type and stage of the tumor, our surgeons offer a full range of options to meet the needs of women battling the disease.
Following surgery, our cancer rehabilitation program can help ensure a smooth healing process. We offer specialized services to meet your needs, including lymphedema therapy. Our licensed therapists can help manage the painful swelling that sometimes occurs when lymph nodes are removed during cancer surgery.
Find a primary care provider or specialist near you in our extensive network of clinics and hospitals.