Regional Hospital of Scranton and you:
Partners in treating your cancer
Regional Hospital of Scranton Cancer Center leads our region’s fight against cancer. We are accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and earned their coveted Approval with Commendation Award. We honor a caring tradition reflecting more that 50 years of medical innovation.
Your future is important to our team
Partnering with outstanding doctors, staying
abreast of clinical innovations and acquiring today’s technology marks our commitment to cancer treatment. Your future is the primary focus of Regional Hospital of Scranton Cancer Center and the physicians at Radiation Medicine Association of Scranton – RAMAS. We have partnered to create NROC – Northeast Regional Oncology Centers. Our care is multi–disciplinary, clinically advanced and personalized just for you.
Getting back to your life
Your care may include surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology or a combination of these options. Your doctor will discuss your care with you in detail. Know that your care and experience will be unique. However, the goal is the same – to return you to your life in the way that works best for you.
Surgery usually involves locating and removing tumors. Surgeons at Regional Hospital of Scranton have access to the da Vinci Surgical System, which allows a level of precision undreamed of just a few short years ago. Radiation and chemotherapy may be used in conjunction with surgery to increase the effort to eradicate the cancer.
New approaches in Radiation Medicine
Generally, radiation oncology concentrates radiation on cancer cells, shrinking and often eradicating them. Each treatment precisely focuses on cancer cells, sparing normal tissue. Radiation therapy can be highly successful in treating many kinds of cancer.
Heat is one of our body’s natural healers. For certain types of cancer, hyperthermia can be used to administer heat directly to tumors, which may reduce the size of the lesion. This treatment is often used with radiation therapy.
Chemotherapy (Hematology Oncology)
Chemo, as it is commonly called, is the science of treating cancer with drugs that target problem cells and destroys them. Chemo can be administered either on an inpatient or an outpatient basis.
Cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment involves a range of health care professionals working together and communicating regularly. Regional Hospital of Scranton's Cancer Center includes specially trained physicians, nurses, dietitians and others whose focus is your future.
Using research and data
Regional Hospital of Scranton Cancer Center is part of an extensive national database that assists in identifying and treating various types of cancer. With decades of clinical experience, Regional is the only local hospital accredited to participate in clinical trials. Regional Hospital of Scranton and our partner physicians at NROC are accredited by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to offer these programs.
Northeast Radiation Oncology Centers (NROC)
General NROC information, 888-808-NROC (6762)
Regional Hospital of Scranton General Services
Meade Street, Dunmore, 504-7200.
American College of Radiology (ACRO) Practice Accreditation
NROC sites are accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology
Regional Hospital of Scranton and Northeast
Radiation Oncology Centers are accredited
by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The American College of Surgeons (Our cancer program has earned the coveted American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Approval with Commendation Award.)
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For More Information Contact:
Regional Hospital of Scranton Oncology Services, 348.7673.
Cancer Information Line, 348.7940, 800.491.4444.
Regional Hospital of Scranton Outpatient Chemotherapy, 348.7329.
Cancer Care Annual Reports:
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