Deaconess Hospital’s Cancer Program
The doctors and staff at Deaconess Hospital diagnose and treat the full spectrum of malignant diseases. Our Cancer Center team is making strides in early detection and diagnosis of cancer, providing less stressful and life-changing treatment plans, as well as educating patients and their families about the disease.
The Cancer Program at Deaconess Hospital has maintained accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 1988. This accreditation is a voluntary commitment that ensures access to the full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support patients with cancer and their families. Deaconess Hospital’s Cancer Program is among an elite 25 percent of cancer programs in the United States that follow the CoC program standards to ensure quality, interdisciplinary and comprehensive cancer care delivery.
A rigorous onsite review and survey occurs every three years to evaluate the entire program. This survey validates that the treatment program available at Deaconess Hospital meets or exceeds nationally set cancer treatment standards.
Comprehensive oncology services include:
- medical imaging
- radiation oncology
- Digital mammography, high-resolution breast ultrasound and minimally invasive breast biopsy services are available in Deaconess Hospital’s Women’s Imaging.
The Cancer Center at Deaconess Hospital is committed to providing ongoing psychosocial support for people with cancer and their families, and assisting them with various life changes accompany the cancer diagnosis. An oncology social worker is an active part of the interdisciplinary team and assists with emotional and practical concerns. Psychiatrists are also available as needed during or after treatment.
Other helpful resources:
2012 Cancer Program Annual Report
For more information about the cancer and oncology programs at Deaconess Hospital, call 405-604-6190.