Category Archives: Cancer Care

Mission Partner hopes to inspire women to get screened

Sometimes when it rains it pours. Ida Lassandro understands this perhaps better than anyone. It was 2015 when she, still reeling from the sudden death of her husband David in 2014, received her diagnosis of breast cancer. “It was difficult,” she says. “I was still grieving my husband and now I had cancer. There were […]



From Colonoscopy to Cancer-Free

Excuses. That’s what Frank Hill says stopped him from getting a colonoscopy after turning 50, as recommended by the American Cancer Society and other advocacy groups. The El Paso man says there was confusion over whether insurance would cover a colonoscopy “so I didn’t have the early screening. I didn’t have a history of cancer […]



OSF contributes to Cancer Moonshot efforts

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Cancer Services and the Cancer Support Community is uniting with hundreds of national leaders across the health care community, academic researchers, private industry leaders, philanthropists, survivors and advocates for one goal: Ending cancer. The background Vice President Joe Biden, who lost his son Beau to brain cancer in May 2015, […]