At CaroMont Cancer Center, we use leading technology to aggressively treat
cancer. At the same time, we support you with nutrition and other therapies,
because we know that managing the side effects of cancer treatment is
half the battle. Patients receive continuous care from a dedicated team,
and diagnostic testing and treatments take place onsite at CaroMont Regional
Medical Center. Treaments can be widely varied, depending on your personal
Treatment may involve the use of medical oncology, and can be conveniently
provided by board-certified medical oncologists on an inpatient or outpatient
basis. A team of nurses with special certification in oncology provide
chemotherapy and other systemic treatments at the CaroMont Cancer Center,
the Outpatient Infusion Center and the inpatient Oncology Unit at CaroMont
Regional Medical Center.
Inpatient Oncology Unit
The Inpatient Medical Oncology Unit is dedicated to meeting the special
needs of cancer patients and encourages a focus on healing. Our specialty-certified
Registered Nurses manage the care of patients receiving chemotherapy and
other cancer treatments. Several have achieved national nursing certification
in Oncology (OCN) through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.
Outpatient Infusion Center
The Outpatient Infusion Center is staffed with Registered Nurses who have
received certification in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration through
the Oncology Nursing Society. This highly-skilled team works collaboratively
with medical oncology physicians to provide care.
Radiation therapy is one of the most effective weapons against cancer.
It can be given as part of an initial treatment plan or as a means to
lessen or control symptoms, such as cancer-related pain. CaroMont Cancer
Center uses a variety of approaches in the treatment of cancer, including
external beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy, and mammosite and prostate
seed implant therapy. External beam radiation therapy uses two linear
accelerators, including TrueBeam™ technology for radiotherapy and
stereotactic radiosurgery to target cancer cells, reducing exposure to
surrounding healthy tissue. The amazing precision of TrueBeam™ allows
patients to fight even difficult-to-treat cancers more effectively, with
fewer side effects and faster recovery.
The treatment planning and delivery process is highly-technical and utilizes
advanced care options such as 3D Treatment planning, CT Simulation and
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to closely target tumors
and minimize exposure to healthy tissue and cells.
CaroMont Health has many highly-trained board certified surgeons on staff
to address cancer-related surgical needs using the latest technologies.
Surgeons work with your care team to develop an individualized approach
to optimize your outcome. Based on your personal need, our surgical services
can be provided on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
In September 2012, CaroMont Breast Surgical Specialists welcomed fellowship-trained
Breast Surgeon Paula Lundgren, MD, to our nationally-accredited Breast
Cancer Program. To learn more about Dr. Lundgren and her practice, please click