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Cancer Care Centre

Breast Cancer
A woman's lifetime risk of breast cancer is one in nine. At Farooq Hospital, our affiliated surgeons are committed to the early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Treatment strategies are individually tailored after consultation with pathologists, radiation oncologists, primary care physicians and medical oncologists at our weekly tumor conference.

Farooq Hospital also offers a Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic. This clinic allows women with a breast cancer diagnosis to meet with a team of specialists in one session and receive a comprehensive treatment plan.

Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic

The Center for Cancer Care offers a multidisciplinary breast clinic for women with a breast cancer diagnosis. The goal of the program is to coordinate each patient's care by engaging in timely collaborative treatment planning, and to pay special attention to the psychosocial as well as the clinical needs of the patient.

A team of medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, primary care physicians, radiologists, pathologists, clinical nurse specialists and social workers meet with each patient to review their case. This team then discusses the details and treatment options, and collaboratively renders an opinion for the best course of treatment.

Normally, the process of meeting individually with each medical specialist potentially takes three to four weeks to complete. Through the multidisciplinary breast clinic, the patient's customized plan of care is rendered in one afternoon, which means a reduction of inconvenience and anxiety for both the patient and her family.

Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancers account for roughly 4% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States or an estimated 58,740 new diagnoses in 2005. Head and neck cancers include oral cavity, laryngeal, salivary gland, nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers. The vast majority of these cancers include tobacco and alcohol as risk factors. Symptoms of head and neck cancers can include a lump or sore that will not heal, difficulty swallowing, pain with swallowing, and hoarseness.

Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, which are often used in combination. Here at Farooq Hospital, our affiliated Head and Neck Surgeons work closely with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to develop the most comprehensive treatment plans for individuals with head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is the most common type of endocrine cancer accounting for 25,690 new diagnoses in 2005. The vast majority of patients will present with a thyroid nodule and will have no other symptoms. However, some patients will experience other symptoms including hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, neck pain or a swelling in the side of the neck. Fortunately, most thyroid cancers have a very good prognosis and treatment options include surgery and radioactive iodine. Although the overall prognosis is favorable, thyroid cancers can recur in up to 30% of patients, sometimes years after the cancer was initially treated. Therefore, it is important to have regular examinations over a lifetime.

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Gastrointestinal cancers are malignancies that originate in the digestive system. Digestive system cancers include those found in the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, anus, liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

Cancers of the stomach, intestine, colon and rectum most often require a surgical intervention. Cancers of the esophagus often require special thoracic surgical procedures and/or stenting. Learn more about thoracic surgery at Exeter Hospital.

Exeter Hospital's affiliated gastroenterologists and surgeons work closely with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to develop the most comprehensive treatment plans.

Female Reproductive Tract

Cancers of the uterus, ovary, cervix, vagina and vulva most often require surgical intervention. Here at Exeter Hospital, our affiliated gynecologists work closely with the Gynecologic Oncology department at the Lahey Clinic as well as with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists at the Center for Cancer Care to effectively manage patients with gynecologic cancers. Pre-cancerous gynecological conditions can often be effectively managed with surgical interventions as well.

Lung Cancer

What causes lung cancer?

Smoking, asbestos, radon, environmental hazards, diet, gender, other diseases, family history and air pollution have all been shown to increase the risk of lung cancer.

Skin Cancer

The incidence of melanoma is increasing. It is now the most rapidly increasing cancer among white males and the fourth most rapidly increasing cancer among white females.

Urologic Cancer Care

Cancers of the kidney, bladder, urinary tract, prostate and testicle often require surgical intervention.