Lung Cancer Awareness

November 17th, 2017:

Our #1 Cancer Killer – Lung cancer claims more lives than colorectal, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers combined. As is the case across the country, lung cancer in southern Illinois is often diagnosed at later stages (III & IV) when it is much more difficult to treat. In fact, the advanced stage lung cancer population… Read more

Breast Cancer Awarness Month

November 3rd, 2017:

The sobering reality is that breast cancer impacts 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. Each year, 40,000 women are expected to die from breast cancer. If detected early, however, the breast cancer survival rate can be as high as 99% and finding cancer early means that many cases may be treated without the removal… Read more

MHC among first in Illinois to offer new, advanced procedure for carotid artery disease

August 24th, 2017:

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is the first and only hospital in Illinois south of Chicago to offer an innovative new treatment for patients at risk for stroke due to blockages in the neck arteries known as carotid artery disease. The minimally invasive procedure is called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR, and involves temporarily reverses blood… Read more