Singing River Health System’s Regional Cancer Center has the compassion, technology and expertise to guide you through every step of your cancer treatment journey. With a team of medical and radiation oncologists leading the charge, our hospital-based cancer center offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to cancer care.
The technology at Singing River Health System and its Regional Cancer Center is second to none. We offer diagnostic imaging such as digital mammography and breast MRI as well as PET/CT for detecting and staging cancer. With the Trilogy System that has RapidArc and respiratory gating technology, our team creates a customized treatment plan by using CT scans coupled with a patient’s breathing pattern to utilize the most effective dose of radiation applied to an exact location in the body.
We were the first center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to offer Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), which helps save healthy tissue while more precisely targeting the tumor. We now offer Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), which further enhances our ability to refine treatments to precise targets with, in many cases, less treatments being required.
Our medical oncology team has access to cutting edge chemotherapy guidelines and treatments while our research department searches for potential clinical trial opportunities that may best suit a patient’s individual needs and diagnosis.
At the Regional Cancer Center, we not only care for you but also strive to care for your family. Our clinical team of highly trained physicians, radiation therapists, nurses and social workers provide excellent and compassionate care throughout a patient’s cancer journey. Our social workers and financial counselors are always prepared to assist with the social, financial and emotional issues that arise from a cancer diagnosis.
With two locations, patients are able to receive their treatment close to home from a passionate team committed to fighting cancer in our community and extended region. The Regional Cancer Center has consistently provided quality and safe cancer care. This commitment is proven by our recognition by CareChex in 2017 as #1 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for medical excellence and patient safety in cancer care.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the Singing River Health System Regional Cancer Center. In addition to the Accreditation, special Commendation was granted to Singing River Health System Regional Cancer Center for significant achievement across several standards of performance. To earn accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive cancer patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds the standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.
This accreditation recognizes the framework we provide to improve the quality of cancer care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling and patient centered services, including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
Singing River Health System’s Regional Cancer Center has joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System Cancer Community Network. The Regional Cancer Center is one of 10 associates in this network to expand access to leading cancer care. The UAB Health System Cancer Community Network, with associates in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi, was created to enhance cancer services in the Southeast by joining forces with community cancer centers to pursue high-quality patient outcomes, improved access to early detection and treatment, and optimal patient satisfaction. The program emphasizes collaboration between UAB and community cancer centers on evidence-based guidelines for cancer treatment.
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