CANCER CARE CENTER SERVICES
It is the expectation of our patients and their families that Hardin Memorial Hospital’s cancer center provide the latest in technology, access to the most current chemotherapy regiments, and diagnostic testing that can be offered in a community based facility. It is important that our patients who are undergoing very rigorous therapy don’t have to drive an hour, one way, to get these services. We want our patients to know when they come to the Cancer Care Center of Hardin Memorial Hospital that they are also receiving a comprehensive holistic approach to their care.Nursing
The nurses in the Cancer Care Center have specialized knowledge and skills in the treatment of cancer and work as part of the cancer team to deliver sophisticated treatment procedures.Radiation Therapy
Radiation Therapy offers radiation oncology services, utilizing a modern, three-dimensional treatment planning computer and a linear accelerator.Click here
to read about more radiotherapy and radiosurgery – how it works, the benefits and side effects, FAQs, what to expect in treatment, and how treatment differs for specific cancer types. The link also features patient stories and videos that capture the patient experience from beginning to end.
At the Cancer Care Center of Hardin Memorial Hospital we can provide all modalities of post surgical cancer treatments conveniently located in one facility. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, PET/CT treatment planning, social services, nutritional and pastoral counseling are all available to our patients. Our radiation and medical oncologists work side by side to evaluate our patients. Cancer screening for the detection of early disease is a critical mission of our organization. Thorough and effective education of our patients, their disease, and their treatment choices, is a critical factor in working collaboratively with the patient.
Dietary Counseling provides our patients with nutritional information, which can impact the efficacy of cancer treatment.Pastoral Care
HMH has a full time chaplain who oversees a clinical pastoral program. Spiritual support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Program Care
Program CARE educates people about their disease and helps them cope with the emotional and spiritual problems they may encounter at different points during the cancer experience. Services include conferences, spiritual support, educational materials and referral to outside agencies. Prevention Programs
Prevention and early detection are the best defenses against cancer. HMH's Cancer Care Center offers annual prostate screening, an annual breast cancer awareness campaign and annual skin cancer screenings.Cancer Informationwww.cancer.gov
is the Web site of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research. Health professionals, researchers, patients and their loved ones, and anyone interested in cancer will find a wide range of authoritative cancer information here. Arranged topically for easy navigation, the Web site’s board content categories include: cancer information, clinical trials, statistics, research programs, and research funding.American Cancer SocietySupport GroupsClick here
to see various support groups offered by HMH.
For more information about Cancer Programs, call (270) 706-1076.