Kadlec’s Oncology Program has earned three-year accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This accreditation assures care that meets the highest standards. Only one in four hospitals that treat cancer receives this special approval. Receiving care at a Commission on Cancer approved cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to:
- Quality care close to home with state-of-the-art services and equipment
- A multi-specialty team approach to coordinate the best treatment options available to cancer patients
- Information about cancer clinical trials, education and support
- Lifelong patient follow-up through a cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results
- Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
For more information on the Commission on Cancer, visit http://facs.org/cancer/.
Kadlec also has an Advanced Breast Care Center devoted exclusively to the early diagnosis of breast disease and includes an information library and acts as a resource. Performed at Kadlec's Outpatient Imaging Center at 945 Goethals Drive, Richland, the Center uses 3D Tomosynthesis digital mammography resulting in more accurate and earlier detection of breast cancer plus lower recall rates for false alarms.
We view cancer care as a continuum of care beginning with education and screening, continuing through diagnosis, staging and treatment, and ongoing through recovery and support. This coordinated approach helps our patients and families throughout a journey with cancer.
There is no doubt that early detection is a key to the success in the treatment of cancer. At Kadlec, we offer a wide range of screening services. These include mammography, a high-risk breast screening program, genetic counseling, BioImpedance scanning and skin cancer screening.
Kadlec’s highly skilled staff uses some of the mostadvanced medical equipment and technologies to assist with diagnosis. These include board-certified radiologist and certified technologists provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic radiology services including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography/positron electron tomography (CT/PET), ultrasound and gamma camera imaging.
Other diagnostic services include non-surgical breast biopsy, pathology and laboratory testing.
Treatment for cancer depends upon the type and stage of cancer and it can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of treatments.
Cancer care treatment at Kadlec also includes nutrition counseling, wound care, interventional pain management, reconstructive surgery, lymphedema treatment and a full range of therapy services.
Effective cancer care includes not only treatment, but also other important services at Kadlec for patients and families. We have social workers and nurse case managers, chaplains, a Child Life Specialist, exercises classes and a wellness program, a Cancer Resource Center operated by the American Cancer Society, a Health Resource Center and medical librarian and financial information services.
We invite you to learn more about cancer care at Kadlec.
We have put together a special booklet, entitled “Putting the Pieces Together,” which provides more a more in depth look at all the cancer care services available through Kadlec. including locations and phone numbers. Follow this link to access a PDF of the booklet.