The Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU

The SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute at SIU is 63,000 square feet. With three floors and a lower level, it consolidates most of the School's multi-disciplinary cancer clinics, now 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.

Healing Garden

"In terms of healing, a garden and the ability for patients to have that opportunity to step away from what is going on in their head and relax is so important," said Dr. K. Thomas Robbins, director of the SIU Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Walkway

There is a walkway between The Baylis Medical Building and The Breast Center to help with easier access.

The Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU

The Women’s Health Care Cancer Center is located on Level 2 and includes X-ray, ultrasound, mammography, nine exam rooms and a minor procedure room. Also located here are SIU’s offices for cancer research and clinical trials teams as well as an office for the Breast Cancer Network of Strength support group.

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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