Mary Washington Healthcare Regional Cancer Center Care Team
Our philosophy is to treat the whole patient, not just their cancer.
Many people talk about battling cancer. It's certainly the fight of
your life and we're your medical army. It's also important to
live with cancer – celebrating every moment and enjoying the highest
quality of life available.
Our specialists use every resource there is to treat the various stages
of cancer so that our patients can enjoy time... to be with family, to
travel, to work... to live. Below are some ways we accomplish this:
- Working with each patient and their family to determine the level of treatment
to fight active cancer
Assigning a personal
Cancer Nurse Navigator to help guide patients through their treatment and recovery process
- Monitoring patients who are cancer free for any recurrence
- Finding therapies that minimize side effects such as anti-nausea medications,
advanced pain management, and massage therapy
Complementary therapies, such as yoga, acupuncture and music therapy, that reduce side effects
or improve overall physical and mental health
- Offering social support including spiritual, emotional and mental health
- Researching new therapies and technologies, including clinical trials
- Consulting with other specialists throughout the country, including VCU
Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, VA
Hosting support groups and tips for coping with cancer
- Networking with other important resources available in the community
Dedicated to Quality Outcomes
We value the quality of care we provide to our patients and their families.
That's why we think its vital that all of our medical specialists
have the most advanced training available. All physicians affiliated with
the Regional Cancer Center are board-certified, and many have fellowship
training in their area of expertise. Having the most advanced technology
and services available for our community also demonstrates our quality.
The 5 year survival rate describes the percentage of people who survive
at least five years after a diagnosis of cancer. At Mary Washington Healthcare,
with the comprehensive resources and physicians of the Regional Cancer
Center, 5-year survival rates have significantly increased in the past 25 years.