Cancer is not one disease, but many diseases that occur in different parts of the body. Under normal conditions, the body carefully controls cell reproduction. However, these controls can malfunction, resulting in abnormal cell growth and the development of a lump, mass or tumor. Some cancers involving the blood and blood-forming organs do not form tumors, but circulate through other tissues where they grow.
Bates County Memorial Hospital offers the specialists, support services, such as lab, radiology, surgery and chemotherapy, to provide cancer patients with the comprehensive care they need so they can receive treatment closer to home.