Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU

Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU is 63,000 square feet. With three floors and a lower level, it consolidates most of SIU's multi-disciplinary cancer clinics, that had been located in several hospital buildings, along with research and outreach services.

Stained glass window at SCI

This beautiful stained glass window is located on the second floor of the cancer institute. The piece was created by Al Sievers of Batavia, Il.

Thomas Garden of Hope

The Thomas Garden of Hope was planned with expertise from the fields of therapeutic environments and landscaping. It was designed as a place of comfort, welcoming patients and their loved ones to reflect and focus on hope for the future.

Bridge

The bridge between the Baylis Medical Building and The Breast Center Center at SIU, located in Clinic C on the second floor of Simmons Cancer Institute provides patients with easier access to SCI.

Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU

The Breast Center is located in Clinic C on the second floor of Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI). X-ray, ultrasound, and mammography are also located in Clinic C.

The Breast Center at SIU : 315 W.Carpenter Street : Springfield, IL 62702 : 217-545-7432

Illinois Cancer Registry Data
Distribution of Breast Cancer Staging at Diagnosis by County
Based on Data from 2004 through 2008

County

Stage 0

Stage 1

Stage 2 and 3

Stage 4

Not Staged

Cass

18.6%

49.1%

22.3%

5.1%

5.1%

Christian

20.7%

48.4%

25.0%

4.8%

1.1%

Logan

22.7%

48.4%

25.8%

2.3%

0.8%

Macon

20.6%

49.6%

24.5%

4.2%

1.1%

Macoupin

16.9%

52.1%

24.1%

4.4%

1.9%

Mason

18.0%

53.9%

22.5%

3.4%

2.3%

Menard

28.0%

41.3%

25.3%

4.0%

1.3%

Montgomery

21.2%

48.3%

20.5%

6.6%

3.3%

Morgan

15.9%

52.9%

22.9%

7.7%

0.6%

Sangamon

24.2%

49.0%

21.5%

4.4%

1.0%

Risk factors include:

Decreasing your risk:

On-line mammogram information available

Doctors at the medical school at the University of California at San Francisco have set up a Web page that provides information for women on mammograms.
Called Potential Benefits and Risks of Mammograms, the site walks the reader through the decision-making process with 17 questions and answers. For example, one question points to a mammogram's ability to find an abnormality in the milk ducts of the breast, called carcinoma in situ. One issue for a woman who has this diagnosis is that not all of these abnormalities will develop into cancer if left untreated, according to information on the Web page.
The Web page contains questions that women with this diagnosis can ask their doctors to decide what is the correct action - or inaction - for them. The Web page address is http://www.ucfs.edu.  Then scroll down the home page to the “Breast Cancer” category to find “Potential Benefits and Risks of Mammograms”
Source: Health Facts

 

 

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