We know that receiving cancer care can be stressful. Working as a team, our physicians, nurses, therapists, counselors and support groups provide for your physical, social and psychological well-being. We listen to you, answer your questions and get to know you as a person. We design your treatment plan to meet your individual needs. Our wide range of services include:
- Symptom Management
- Cancer Education
- Support Groups
- Community Resources
- Clinical Trials
- Hormone Therapy
At the Cancer Center, we care for patients who have been diagnosed with a variety of cancers. Our personalized approach to care is based on the belief that every patient and their needs are unique. From treatment options to symptom management, the care we provide is individually tailored to each patient. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment options for each type of cancer, providers who will care for you, and links to additional resources.
Common cancers treated at the Cancer Center include:
- Bladder Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Bronchus and Lung Cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
For more information on these types of cancer and other resources visit American Cancer Society.
Cancer Treatment Options at MVHS
- Radiation Therapy – Uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells. It affects cells only in the part of the body that is treated.
- 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
- Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)
- External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT)
- Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- RapidArc Radiation Therapy
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
- Chemotherapy – Uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
- Outpatient Infusion Unit
- Surgery – Surgery is used in multiple ways to treat, diagnose and prevent cancer.
- Inpatient Oncology Care – Hospitalization for patients diagnosed with cancer.
- Hormone Therapy – Use of hormones to interfere with naturally occurring hormone activity in the body or to stop of the production of hormones.
- Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) – A technique used to spare the heart muscle. This technique can help patients with cancer of the left breast and chest optimize their radiation therapy.