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SSM Health St. Francis Hospital Cancer Care

​At SSM Health St. Francis , we never lose sight of the fact that we treat people, not cancer. 

If cancer reaches you or a loved one, you will want a highly trained, compassionate medical team close to home.  

Personalized Cancer Care

Depend on the professionals at SSM Health to treat you with the personalized care you deserve. From the time of diagnosis, you will find that you are never alone. Our program is designed to treat the entire person – physical, emotional, and spiritual, as well as the many needs of the patients’ families.

We understand the emotional trauma you may be experiencing and focus on helping you respond to this new situation by empowering you with education, information and a treatment plan based on your specific needs. We also are ready to lift your spirits by providing a listening ear, a word of encouragement, and a complete network of support.

Our patient-focused diagnosis, support and treatment services include:

As part of your care plan, your dietitian will recommend dietary options specific to you to keep you nourished. Dietitians can provide education for you and your family to manage symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatment. They can also determine nutritional needs and appropriate interventions to prevent malnutrition.

There is a lot you can do to give yourself the best chance to win the fight against cancer. Staying well-nourished is one positive way to take control of your life and your well-being. Optimal nutrition allows your body to function at its best by:

  • Supporting the immune system
  • Maintaining weight
  • Rebuild body tissue
  • Improving strength and increasing energy
  • Helping you recuperate faster after treatment

Meet Our Oncologist

rolando-breier-md.pngRolando Breier, MD, earned his medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Argentina. He continued his education with a residency at New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center; a pain and palliative care fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York; and a hematology and medical oncology fellowship at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Dr. Breier is board certified in medical oncology, internal medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine.