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You or your loved one has cancer. Facing this difficult realization can be traumatizing and life-changing. At Hunt Regional’s Lou & Jack Finney Cancer Center, we’re ready to help every step of the way.Woman getting chemotherapy

There are more than 100 different types of cancer. All cancer types occur when abnormal cells grow out of control. The cancer cells multiply and form new, abnormal cells, which allow the cancer to spread throughout the body. The longer a cancer goes untreated, the further it spreads through the body and the more damage it can cause.

According to the National Cancer Institute, the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. are breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer (both colon and rectal cancer).

Cancers We Treat

Fortunately, cancer treatments have improved dramatically over the years, and have therefore improved life expectancy for most types of cancer. At Hunt Regional, we have a dedicated team of oncologists, nurses and other medical professionals who regularly treat a variety of cancers. Specifically, the Lou and Jack Finney Cancer Center provides treatment for the following types of cancer:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon and colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma (skin cancer)
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Uterine cancer

Every type of cancer is different and therefore requires a unique treatment plan. For example, lung cancer is very different from skin cancer, and both types cannot be treated the same. Even noncancerous cell growth (benign tumors) can cause health problems if not properly treated. It’s important that you talk to your Hunt Regional oncologist about your specific health situation and your type of cancer so that the right treatment plan can be determined.

Hunt Regional understands the stress, anxiety, fear and pain a cancer diagnosis can cause. We are here for you. Our Cancer Center team has worked with patients of all ages, backgrounds, genders and nationalities to help treat their cancers in a manner that slows the spread and reduces symptoms and/or cures the disease.

Our goal is to answer as many of your questions about cancer as possible with factual, helpful information. Learn more about what to expect after a cancer diagnosis today.