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When it comes to choosing the right people to help you through a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment, consider Valley Baptist. We offer cancer care services that keep the patient and the family in mind.

Choose Valley Baptist for Cancer Care

Valley Baptist cancer specialists work with primary care physicians, oncologists, radiologists, and other physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer. Inpatient chemotherapy is administered, and appropriate care plans are followed in order to best treat and support those suffering from cancer.

 We provide:

  • Comprehensive care for symptom management
  • Inpatient chemotherapy
  • Pain management
  • Family care
  • Qualified licensed vocational nurses dedicated to cancer and renal care
  • Support groups

What is cancer?

Cancer develops when cells in a certain part of the body begin to grow out of control.

Normal body cells grow, divide, and die in an orderly fashion, and are replaced by new cells. Cancer cells continue to grow and divide, instead of dying off. These excess cells, which the body does not need, may come together in a mass to form a tumor. Some cancers, like leukemia, do not form tumors. Instead, these cancer cells involve the blood and blood-forming organs, and circulate through other tissues where they grow.

Cancer cells develop because of damage to DNA. This substance is in every cell and directs all its activities. Most of the time when DNA becomes damaged, the cell terminates or repairs the DNA. In cancer cells, the damaged DNA is not repaired. People can inherit damaged DNA, which accounts for inherited cancers. Other times, a person's DNA becomes damaged by exposure to something in the environment, like smoking.

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