BHS Cancer Services
Advanced Patient Focused Care at Butler Health System
Butler Health System (BHS) provides our region with top-quality cancer,
treatment, and support services in a compassionate, community-based setting.
We are committed to excellence in serving our community, combining state-of-the-art
technology and techniques with the compassion that defines good care.
View Cancer Support Services brochure here.
BHS treats the following cancers:
Breast Cancer - Breast cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the cells of the breast.
Both men and women can develop this type of cancer, though it is more
prevalent in women. Symptoms of breast cancer can include a lump or lumps
in the breast, changes in the texture or appearance of the breast and/or
nipple, and an unusual or bloody discharge from the nipple.
Respiratory Cancers - Respiratory cancers include lung cancer and cancer of the larynx. Lung
cancer is most frequent in people who smoke. Other causes of lung cancer
include exposure to environmental toxins including secondhand smoke, and
a family history of lung cancer. The larynx is the hollow organ that contains
the vocal cords. Laryngeal cancer, or cancer of the larynx, can also be
caused by use of tobacco products or excessive alcohol consumption.
Digestive Cancers - Digestive cancers may also be referred to as gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.
This group of cancers includes cancers that affect the digestive system.
Examples include colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, and
Genitourinary Cancers - Genitourinary cancers include cancers of the prostate, ovary, kidney,
bladder, and other organs of the urinary tract and reproductive system.
Every patient’s treatment plan is unique. Your doctor may recommend
surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or some combination of treatments.
Hematologic Cancers - Hematologic cancers are cancers that originate in blood-forming tissues
such as bone marrow or the cell that make up the immune system. Also known
as blood cancer, this category includes lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and leukemia.
Skin Cancer/Melanoma - There are different types of skin cancer—a condition caused by
the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of irregular skin cells, which is triggered
by DNA damage to skin cells that goes unrepaired, leading to genetic defects
or mutations. The most common cause of skin cell damage is overexposure
to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or from use of tanning beds. Melanoma
is the most serious form of skin cancer.