At The Loretto Hospital, we believe individuals should take control of
their health, particularly those with a high risk of cancer. Our team
of doctors, nurses and clinical staff are dedicated to providing top notch
medical care, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and support to our patients
in the event of a cancer diagnosis.
Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in woman, and the second
leading cause of cancer death among women. Each year, more than 40,000
women die from this disease. In a continued effort to increase awareness
of breast cancer through education and affordable mammograms, The Loretto
Hospital offers discounted or free mammograms to qualified individuals.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, no matter your race or
ethnicity in the United States. Approximately 214,633 men in the United
States are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. As with all types
of cancers, the best opportunities for treatment is with early detection.
The American Cancer Society recommends men receive a PSA screening by
age 50, or by 40 if there is a family history of prostate cancer.
The Loretto Hospital offers comprehensive PSA screenings through our James
D. Montgomery Men’s Health Program.
Lung Cancer Screening
Although breast cancer is the leading cause of deaths among women and prostate
cancer with men, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both
men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates about 222,500 new
cases of lung cancer in the United States for 2017.
Understanding your risks of lung cancer can help you make informed, lifesaving
decisions about your health. Although smoking tobacco is the number one
cause of lung cancer, there are other risk factors that can cause it.
Exposure to radon gas, secondhand smoke and a family history of lung cancer
may also contribute to lung cancer.
Additional Resources and Support
A cancer diagnosis can be frightening. At The Loretto Hospital, we help
our patients get through the most difficult process of their cancer diagnosis
by providing a patient advocate. Our patient navigator help patients navigate
through the complex health care system which includes cancer screening,
diagnosis, treatment and care options, coordination of care, and managing
paperwork and insurance issues.
Connie L. Lindsey Cancer Resource Center
The Connie L. Lindsey Cancer Resource Center is named in honor the executive
vice president and head of corporate social responsibility at Northern
Trust Corporation. Connie has firsthand experience with cancer. She has
both family and friends who have been diagnosed with various forms of
cancer. She believes that everyone - whether patient, family, caregiver,
or friend - should have access to research and information, resources
and compassionate support.
If you or a loved one has received a cancer diagnosis and want to learn
more about your diagnosis, or to learn more about supporting or hosting
a meeting at the Connie L. Lindsey Cancer Resource Center, contact the
Marketing Department at (773) 854-5337 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.