Cancer Services (Oncology)
The CaroMont Cancer Center is proud to be designated as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Our complete oncology team includes board-certified radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and surgeons. Other specialists include radiation therapists, licensed counselor, dietitians, medical physics, a cancer registry staff, case managers and chaplains. Our nurses are educated by Oncology Nursing Society standards and are Oncology Certified.
View our 2012 Cancer Center Program Annual Report HERE
Comprehensive Cancer ProgramsBrain Cancer
Brain Cancer develops when atypical cells rapidly grow and multiply out of control in the brain. Over time these atypical cells assume the form of a mass or tumor. Each year, nearly 20,000 Americans are diagnosed with primary brain tumors and more often than not these tumors are malignant. Because they spread within the brain, brain tumors can produce a multitude of damaging neurologic problems, from seizures to personality change, to loss of memory.Breast Cancer
Breast cancer arises when irregular cells grow and multiply in the breast tissue to form a mass, called a malignant tumor. If not caught at the beginning stages, a malignant tumor can spread to surrounding tissue and other areas of the body. Although it's more commonly found in women, about 1 out of 100 cases of breast cancer occurs in men.Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer, often referred to as Colorectal Cancers, is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or rectum (end of the colon). Cancer occurs when abnormal cells multiply and grow out of control eventually forming a mass or tumor that invades surrounding tissue. Cancerous tumors steal oxygen and nutrients from healthy cells, hampering their ability to normally function. Colon Cancer is the third most common cancer causing death for men and women.Gynecologic Cancer
Our specialized team of physicians, nurses, and consultants provide comprehensive, compassionate care for women with gynecologic cancers. For early recognition and detection, we provide education on risk factors and screening & diagnostic tests.Leukemia
Leukemia is a cancer of blood-forming cells in the bone marrow. Generally Leukemia starts when blood cells obtain mutations in their DNA, which causes cells to rapidly grow and divide, and live longer than normal. Eventually the mutated cells overpower the healthy blood cells. Each year 29,000 adults and 2,000 children are diagnosed with Leukemia. It's also one of the most common cancers among children.Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Cigarette smoking causes most lung cancers. The more cigarettes you smoke per day and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk of lung cancer. High levels of pollution, radiation and asbestos exposure may also increase risk.Oral Cancer
Oral Cancer develops when abnormal cells grow and multiply out of control, eventually becoming a mass or tumor. Tumors are only cancerous if they're malignant, which means they continue to grow and overtake surrounding tissue. Oral Cancer includes the mouth and throat.Prostate Cancer
Only men can develop prostate cancer; the prostate is a glandular organ that produces seminal fluid. Cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow and multiply out of control, eventually forming as a mass or tumor that invades surrounding tissue and steals oxygen and nutrients from healthy cells, hampering their ability to normally function.Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common cancer and is diagnosed in over 1 million individuals a year in the United States. Cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow and multiply out of control, and eventually form a malignant mass or tumor. Over time, malignant tumors overwhelm surrounding tissue and steal oxygen and nutrients from healthy cells, hampering their ability to normally function.