Types of Cancer Treated
Cancer can develop in any part of the body, and one of the biggest dangers
of the disease is that it can spread from its origin point to the rest
of the body—this is referred to as metastasized cancer. The best
time to fight cancer is when it is contained in one area, which is why
physicians will often extensively study various types of cancer so they
can effectively treat and, if possible, remove it as soon as possible.
Jupiter Medical Center’s oncology team is capable of treating a wide
variety of cancers, but have focused most of their attention on some of
the more common cancers that affect people in the local area:
– The most prevalent form of cancer found in women in the U.S., breast cancer
is best treated when found early. Be sure to perform regular self-exams
and schedule regular checkups with your gynecologist.
Lung cancer– Lung cancer mortality statistics have decreased over the years as the dangers
of smoking have become more apparent, but it still remains a common form
of cancer in the U.S. Our treatment strategy is designed for early detection
and a continuous care plan that addresses the patient’s long-term
Gynecological cancer– Gynecological cancers are not uncommon in women. While it is never easy
to learn you are diagnosed with cancer, regular gynecological visits help
to detect the warning signs early, enabling you to begin an aggressive
treatment plan as quickly as possible.
Skin cancer– This is the most common form of cancer and one of the easiest to treat,
but like any cancer, it can spread to other parts of the body and become
a much more serious problem. Be sure to check your body regularly for
any strange blemishes or discolorations. If you have not performed a self-exam
in a while, you may want to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist
to get a layout of all the non-cancerous marks that are already on your skin.
Genitourinary cancer– These are cancers that affect the prostate, testicular region,
kidney, bladder, and urinary tract. Our oncologists utilize state-of-the-art
surgical and non-surgical treatment procedures to help patients manage
the painful symptoms, improve their quality of life, and remove the cancer
cells completely, if possible.