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Healthy Habits Fight Cancer
The United States could save 60,000 lives a year by boosting efforts to change behavior that puts us at risk for cancer, says the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The IOM urges the government and health industry to focus on helping people to stop smoking, watch their diet and weight, exercise, limit alcohol intake and seek screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. The right programs can help people improve such health-related behaviors, the IOM says. Such steps could prevent three out of 10 cancer deaths by 2015, the report adds. The IOM is part of the National Academy of Sciences, created by the federal government as an independent adviser on the sciences.
Winchester Medical Center provides cutting-edge care, close to home, for patients who have cancer. Our fully-accredited cancer program offers a comprehensive range of services to diagnose, treat and support patients and their families.
While sophisticated equipment and high-tech procedures are used to fight cancer, they are no substitute for the understanding and encouragement that the staff provides. The professionals affiliated with our cancer program are highly trained, caring people who understand the emotional as well as physical problems that may be associated with cancer and its treatments.
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Oncology Surgery Specialists
Accredited Breast Care Program
- Comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with breast disease, from evaluation through treatment and follow-up care.
Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology
The multidisciplinary staff consists of board-certified physicians, oncology certified nurses, board-certified radiation therapists, physicists and dosimetrists.
Winchester Medical Center's cancer program has earned three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
Read our latest Message from Cancer Services
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View our annual report
to read an article about our cancer program from our Valley Healthlink magazine.