Our Services

Abdominal perineal resection

Surgery is the most common treatment for all stages of rectal cancer. If the cancer has spread into the wall of the rectum, the section of the...

Cancer Center lending libraries

Knowledge about cancer helps patients and their loved ones as they navigate diagnosis, treatment and recovery. For patients and families,...

Cancer financial counseling

In keeping with our mission and core values, Providence Health & Services cares for people and their health needs, even if they can’t afford to...

Cancer genetic counseling

Working as part of a team of doctors and other health professionals, genetic counselors provide education and support to families with members who...

Cancer information and referral

Providence Cancer Support Services provides emotional and practical support to cancer patients and their families when they need it most.

Cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling

Cancer risk assessment examines personal and family history information that influences cancer risk.

Cancer support groups

Cancer support groups provide education and support for cancer patients and their loved ones. Support groups are led by our professional staff...

Cancer treatment plan and summary

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists recommends cancer patients receive a treatment plan and summary. The treatment plan includes a...

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of medicine to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy is called a systemic treatment because the medicines enter the...

Clinical trials, cancer

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors and researchers find ways to improve health care. Each study tries to answer...

Colon surgery

Colon surgery (removing the cancer in an operation) is the most common treatment for all stages of colon cancer. A doctor may remove the cancer...

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon.

Colorectal cancer education and research

Providence Colorectal Cancer Surgery Program medical director Mark H. Whiteford, M.D., is highly involved in education of other healthcare...

Colorectal cancer screening

Studies show that screening for colorectal cancer helps decrease the number of deaths from the disease. Five tests are commonly used to screen for...

Colostomy

A colostomy is a surgical procedure that is done when part of the bowel (colon or rectum) has been removed and the remaining bowel cannot function...

da Vinci colon resection

da Vinci Surgery for colorectal conditions, including colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative...

Durable medical equipment

Providence Home Medical Equipment offers an extensive selection of equipment for all your mobility needs, and helpful aids to assist you at home....

Gastrointestinal cancer screening

Tests are used to screen for different types of cancer. Some screening tests are used because they have been shown to be helpful both in finding...

Hemoccult, guaiac

Hemocult, immunoassay is a fecal occult blood test used to detect blood in your stoll and screen for colorectal cancer other intestinal conditions.

Home services coordination

Providence Home Services offers centralized access for convenient, immediate and multi-service referrals. Providence Home Services access teams...

Lifeline

Providence Lifeline medical alert service gives individuals of all ages access to personal support and at-home emergency assistance 24 hours a day,...

Liver surgery

Liver resection is the surgical removal of part of the liver. This operation is for some types of liver cancer and for certain cases of metastatic...

Mind-Body medicine

Mind-Body medicine is the provision of services which recognize that the mind, the emotions and the spirit all have a role in the healing of the...

Minimally-invasive colorectal surgery

Surgery to remove cancer is almost always the main treatment for colorectal cancer. The type of surgery depends on the size and location of your...

Multidisciplinary cancer care

The evidence-based, multidisciplinary team approach to patient care at Providence Cancer Center is creating hope and changing lives for many people...

Oncology nurse navigator

An oncology nurse navigator is an oncology certified nurse (OCN) who provides  education for each cancer patient concerning their individual...

Oncology social work

Oncology social workers assess the needs of cancer patients. They can facilitate communication with the health care team, provide emotional support...

Small bowel resection

Resection is another name for any operation that removes tissue or part of an organ. Bowel resection, also called partial colectomy, for colorectal cancer removes the tumor and part of the colon or rectum on either side. 

Welcome to Medicare exam

Medicare covers a one-time preventive physical exam within the first 12 months that you have Part B.

Well adult exam

Your health care provider will check your general health, look into conditions that you report symptoms for and may screen you for other diseases...