Blessing: Care for Cancer-Related Conditions
Our cancer teams provide comprehensive treatment to address conditions that result from cancer or cancer treatments. Our goal is to improve your health and quality of life during cancer treatment and beyond.
Not all tumors are malignant (cancerous). For example, some brain or spine tumors contain normal cells that grow out of control or in the wrong place.
Some types of cancer, such as certain breast cancers, often spread first to the lymph nodes (small glands that filter impurities from the body) nearest them. As part of your cancer treatment plan, we may need to remove these lymph nodes if they do contain cancer cells.
Removing lymph nodes may cause a condition called lymphedema. This condition develops when the lymph system can no longer efficiently circulate lymph fluids through the body. With lymphedema, lymph can build up in a leg or an arm, causing swelling.
We cannot replace or repair the lymph nodes. But we can help you manage lymphedema and prevent it from getting worse. Learn more about lymphedema and the treatment options we offer.
For more information about our cancer center services call (217) 223-1200.