Singing River Health System’s Regional Cancer Center has the technology, expertise and compassion to guide you through every step of 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.
Our technology 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 Image-Guided Radiation Therapy, our staff can use CT scans to create a customized treatment plan with 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. Our oncology team has access to cutting edge chemotherapy treatments, and our research department searches for potential clinical trial opportunities for every patient.
Our staff cares for you and your family. We have a clinical team of highly trained physicians, radiation therapists and nurses who provide excellent and compassionate care throughout a patient’s cancer journey. We have social workers who assist with the financial and emotional issues that arise related to cancer care. Our patients enjoy receiving their treatment close to home from a staff who have a passion for fighting cancer in our local community.
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.
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