Quality Cancer Care and Treatment Close to Home

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society®. This can be a scary number. However, there are steps you can take to help fight this disease. Centennial Hills Hospital is here for you and your loved ones every step of the way.

Care often starts with screening and diagnosis. Your doctor can help you determine when to start screening and what tests are most appropriate for you. Early detection is important in treating all types of cancer. Centennial Hills Hospital provides a wide range of services, treatments and technology to help you get the care you need.

Advanced Cancer Treatment and Robotic Technology

Mother and adult daughterAt Centennial Hills Hospital, many different types of treatment are available. This includes both surgical and non-surgical approaches. For example, chemotherapy or radiation treatment may be recommended for some patients. In other cases, treatment may include options like robotic-assisted surgery.

Unlike traditional surgery, robotic surgery is performed through small incisions using advanced equipment. With this approach, the surgeon – not the robot – is in control the entire time.

Benefits for patients may include*:

  • Fewer complications
  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Faster recovery
  • Smaller scars

*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.

Find an Oncology Specialist

For a referral to a cancer specialist or other physician, call our free physician referral service at 702-388-4888 or search for a doctor online.

Services and Conditions Treated

At Centennial Hills Hospital, you can find specialized care for many forms of cancer. Here are some of the conditions we treat.

Colorectal Cancer

Doctors screen for colorectal cancer by performing a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy. In both these procedures, the physician can screen for colon polyps and remove them. These are small growths that can grow to become cancerous over time.

For a colonoscopy, the physician uses a colonoscope to look inside the entire colon and rectum. This is a thin, flexible, hollow and lighted tube that has a tiny video camera. It is gently eased into the colon while you are under anesthesia. The camera sends pictures to a monitor that is viewed by the physician.

Polyps can be removed during this procedure. If cancer is found and has spread, surgeons at Centennial Hills Hospital can discuss your surgical options with you.

Gynecological Cancer

Early detection is critical when it comes to reproductive-system cancers, such as cervical cancer, endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer. Although cervical cancer is often diagnosed early with a Pap smear, endometrial and ovarian cancer are more difficult to detect. Women may be diagnosed at later stages with these cancers.

Deciding on the best treatment is an individual decision that should be made with your doctor. Different options may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of these.

Learn About Robotic Gynecologic Surgery

Hodgkin’s Disease

Hodgkin’s disease is a type of lymphoma. This is cancer of the part of the immune system called the lymph system. The first sign of Hodgkin’s lymphoma is often an enlarged lymph node or nodes in the neck, armpits or groin. The disease may spread to the liver, lungs or bone marrow.

The earlier the disease is caught and treated, the better chance people have of living a normal lifespan. Doctors use a physical exam and medical history, blood tests and a biopsy to diagnose Hodgkin’s disease.

Treatment depends on how far the disease has spread. It often includes radiation therapy or chemotherapy. In many cases, the disease can be cured entirely.

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is cancer of the lymph tissue, which is found in the lymph nodes and other organs of the immune system. Lymphomas may develop in people with weakened immune systems due to organ transplantation or another condition such as HIV infection.

The cancer may grow slowly or quickly. Treatment depends on the grade of the cancer: low, medium or high grade (the fastest growing). Treatment may involve chemotherapy, radiation therapy or both. Some people with the slow-growing form may not require any immediate treatment.

However, people who have failed earlier treatments or experienced a remission in their disease may need treatment. They may require high-dose chemotherapy followed by an autologous stem cell transplant (use of one's own cells).

Prostate Cancer

The prostate is the gland that produces fluid for semen in a man. Prostate cancer generally affects men 40 and above. Men at highest risk of prostate cancer include those with a family history of the disease, men older than 65, and African American men.

Symptoms of prostate cancer may include low back pain, pain with ejaculation and difficulty with urination. Doctors generally diagnose prostate cancer by doing a digital rectal exam to feel the prostate for lumps. They also will likely take blood for a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. These tests are also used to screen for prostate cancer in men who have no symptoms.

Abnormal results do not necessarily mean a man has prostate cancer. Follow-up tests are required and may involve ultrasound, MRI or a biopsy. Treatment for prostate cancer depends on the stage of the cancer and the age of the patient. Treatment is an individual decision made in concert with your doctor.

Options may include one or more of the following, alone or in combination: surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy and watchful waiting, in which the cancer is monitored.

Learn About Robotic Prostate Surgery

Meet the Team

Diagnosing and treating cancer takes a team. At Centennial Hills Hospital, you can find skilled, caring support from a wide range of specialists and staff. This includes doctors and technicians in radiology and imaging who perform different tests to help diagnose cancer. It also includes oncology physicians, surgeons, nurses and staff who support you throughout treatment and recovery.

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