Tag Archives: cancer care

Cancer Prevention: Do Something!

A recent survey commission by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) revealed what health care workers have long feared, nearly 20 percent of American’s believe that there’s nothing that can be done to reduce their risk of getting cancer.  And, less than half of Americans (41 percent) understand that body weight affects people’s risk […]

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System Breaks Ground on New Medical Plaza

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System held a groundbreaking today for a new medical plaza on the campus of Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View. The project is a $20 million investment, and once completed, the 58,000-square-foot, two-story facility will offer a comprehensive, outpatient cancer institute that will serve one of the most rapidly […]

Dr. Christopher McCann, gynecologic oncologist, joins Bon Secours Medical Group

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System is pleased to announce that Christopher McCann, DO, has joined the staff at Bon Secours Gynecologic Oncology Specialists in Newport News. Dr. McCann received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from University of New England. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical […]

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month at a Mammogram Party

Bon Secours Hampton Roads is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month by throwing Support Your Girls mammogram parties throughout Hampton Roads. Attendees can receive mammograms during the event and enjoy activities such as massages, make-up touch-ups, refreshments and bra fittings. Attendees will also be entered to win Vera Bradley prizes. Screening mammograms are one of the […]

Radiation Therapy Helps Bernard Fight Thyroid Cancer

Bernard tells the story of his fight against thyroid cancer and the expert help he received from Dr. Bradley Prestidge, radiation oncologists with Bon Secours Cancer Institute.

Advances in Surgical Treatments for Colon Cancer

This blog was contributed by Dr. Chong S. Lee, a colorectal surgeon with Bon Secours Digestive Health Institute. In the United States, well over 100,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer each year. Colorectal surgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists strive to develop new treatment options to improve the quality of life for these patients, returning […]

Share a Message of Good Hope

On April 11, we are placing the final beam atop the new Bon Secours Cancer Institute, currently in construction on the Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center campus in Norfolk.  Our team is dedicated to providing good help and hope to all of our patients, but we want you to help us give even more support and love. […]

Bradley Prestidge, MD, MS, Joins Bon Secours Oncology Specialists

Bon Secours Oncology Specialists announces that Bradley Prestidge, MD, MS has joined Bon Secours Hampton Roads as Regional Medical Director for Radiation Oncology. As a world-renowned radiation oncologist with more than 24 years of experience, he is known for his special expertise in brachytherapy in the treatment of breast, prostate, cervical and other cancers. Prior […]

Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk by Walking

Two new studies of pre- and post-menopausal women suggest that regularly engaging in physical activity — particularly walking — can significantly reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer by changing how her body handles the hormone estrogen. While it’s certainly not news that exercise has been shown in the past to reduce cancer risk, it’s […]

Pink Ride Revs Up for a Good Cause

Bring together hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts, a lot of big hearts and a little bit of hot pink and you’ve got the Pink Ride that has raised $116,314 for the Bon Secours Maryview Foundation. The annual event began in 2009 when a group of motorcyclists came together to help local women battling breast cancer. “We’d […]