Memorial Cancer Center Services
Hearing the diagnosis, “You have cancer”, can be staggering, especially if you do not have an established care team. At a time when you are at your most vulnerable, making decisions and finding the right people to answer questions about your cancer care can be overwhelming. We have answers. Whether you’re having difficulty understanding your diagnosis, have questions regarding treatment options, or are concerned about finances associated with your procedures, our Cancer Center staff is trained to address the unique needs of cancer patients. Let us help.
Cancer is scary. There are no two ways about it. If you don’t feel confident about the people taking care of you, it adds an extra layer of discomfort you do not need while trying to heal. We work to avoid confusion by partnering you with individuals who know what to expect. Our Nurse Navigators have experienced oncology nurses who help explain and coordinate each phase of your treatment plan and are there to lead you on your health care journey. Learn more about Nurse Navigators.
Members of Memorial’s Cancer Team
The appropriate treatment plan from a doctor with years of experience and positive outcomes, makes all the difference in building trust. Memorial has what it takes for you to be confident that you have a doctor quarterbacking a team you can count on. Sometimes, one’s first instinct is to look to bigger cities for cancer care options, but the access we provide to medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medications, and technology rival any other health care system in the region. Meet Memorial’s Medical Oncologists and Radiation Oncologists.
After a patient has been diagnosed with cancer and treatment begins, there are many other items to consider, some are expected, and others are not. That is why we have developed resources and information relevant to a cancer patient’s needs in our Cancer Resource Center. Plus, we connect patients with other individual’s sharing similar experiences through the Living with Cancer Support Group. Learn more about how we can support you.
Research & Trials
Memorial makes an intentional effort to stay on top of research and explore new treatment plans that may provide different, better results for some patients. We conduct trials with partners that allow patients to explore their options and, in some cases, qualify for less expensive treatment plans. Learn more about Research & Trials at Memorial Cancer Center.
Developing the best cancer care plan begins with making a correct diagnosis. Memorial Diagnostic Imaging provides a complete range of specialized tests and diagnostic procedures. Learn more about Memorial Diagnostic Imaging.
The goal in treating cancer will be to move as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. Memorial’s Cancer Care team has access to technology that allows providers to be accurate and thorough. Here are few of the most common uses of equipment and medications:
The CyberKnife system offers a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgery for the treatment of certain types of tumors. It isn’t a traditional knife like the name insinuates but an instrument just as precise. Memorial Cancer Center physicians use CyberKnife to aim tiny, focused beams of radiation at abnormal tissue with a remarkable level of precision. This highly advanced, stereotactic radiosurgery technology is available in a comfortable, caring environment close to home. Learn more about CyberKnife.
Chemotherapy and Biotherapy
Once a patient is prescribed a chemotherapy or biotherapy treatment plan, they may receive either as infusions. The treatment is administered at one of four infusion clinics – the Gulfport campus or a Memorial outpatient infusion clinic. Learn more about Chemotherapy at Memorial.
Memorial doctors are experienced in all types of breast conditions, from the most common to the rare and complex. We offer the latest diagnostic testing and 3D mammography as well as cutting-edge breast reconstruction procedures. See our Breast Cancer Services.