Medical OncologyOur team of medical oncologists are a key part of our collaborative approach to your treatment. These specialized physicians work very closely with your entire care team to provide therapies that minimize the side effects of chemotherapy and other treatments. Flexible appointment and treatment times are available, and personal chemotherapy treatment areas are designed with patient comfort in mind. Patients and caregivers receive education and support about the treatment process.
Outpatient Infusion ServicesIn an effort to promote holistic care for our patients, a range of services are available in convenient, comfortable environments, close to your home.
Our patient and family friendly suites include:
· Comfortable, private seating for patients and families
· Access to cable TV and Wi-Fi during treatment
· Massages available
· Comforts of home such as warm blankets, pillows
· Reading and education materials
· Volunteers are available at all times to meet your needs
Radiation OncologyAs each of our patients have a personal and unique story, each also have a personal and unique care plan. Some treatment plans may include radiation therapy, in which targeted radiation is used to destroy cancer cells. The radiation may be delivered externally using high-energy x-rays and electrons, or internally by placing radioactive sources within the patient.
Mercy Health offers the following radiation treatment options including linear accelerator external beam irradiation, 3-D planning, brachytherapy implants, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), tomotherapy, image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and Radioactive Injections.
Clinical TrialsClinical Trials are research studies to find new drugs or methods to prevent, detect or treat cancer. Participating in clinical trials can offer additional cancer treatment options. Benefits can include advanced treatments and techniques not yet available to the general public, expert medical care and helping future cancer patients by being a part of valuable cancer research.
Talk to your healthcare team to discuss which plan may be best for you or your loved one by calling, 567-368-1500.
Genetic CounselingGenetic counseling is conducted by a treatment specialist to provide an assessment for patients or family members at risk of an inherited disease. Patients are advised of the consequences and nature of the disorder, the probability of developing or transmitting it, and the options open to them in management and family planning.
•Assessment of family and medical histories to determine the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence
•Education about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources
•Counseling to establish preventative care and treatment options to the risk or condition
To schedule an appointment and learn more information, call 567-368-1581.
Gynecology OncologyWhen abnormal cells in the body divide and grow out of control, cancer can occur. Gynecologic cancers begin in a woman's reproductive organs, and includes cancer of the:
Uterus: the organ where a baby grows
Cervix: a narrow canal that connects the vagina to the uterus
Vagina: the channel between the cervix and the exterior of the body, also called the birth canal
Ovaries: the organs that produce eggs and hormones
Vulva: the female genital organs located outside the body (the labia, or lips, clitoris and opening of the vagina)
Because some gynecologic cancers can be prevented or cured if found early, it's important to know the symptoms as well as your risk factors.
While symptoms are different for each type of gynecologic cancer, here are some common signs:
•Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
•Pain or pressure in the pelvis
•Pain in the abdomen or back
•Changes in bathroom habits (increased urination, constipation and/or diarrhea)
•Itching or burning of the vulva
•Changes in the skin of the vulva (rash, sores, warts, ulcers and/or unusual color)
Our doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating cancers of the female reproductive system. Innovative screening methods and treatments are provided with compassion and respect, to care for your mind, body and spirit.