The Cancer Center at Phoenixville Hospital is a member of the Penn Cancer Network, giving patients access to advanced cancer treatments. The Cancer Center emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care and offers comprehensive treatments, including:
- recent advancements in chemotherapy
- access to clinical trials
- wide range of support services.
Our oncology program has been recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. We received a three-year Accreditation with Commendation in all six standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement.
Other accreditations include those from the American Cancer Society, Association of Community Cancer Centers, American Association of Clinical Oncology, American Joint Commission on Cancer, Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, National Cancer Registrars Association and Oncology Nursing Society.
To schedule an appointment, call 610-983-1800.
Each patient has access to a full range of advanced cancer treatments and therapies in a setting close to home. Under the direction of Christopher Holroyde, M.D., our oncologists, oncology nurse practitioner and chemotherapy-certified nurses provide individualized treatment plans. Our clinical staff provides education about disease processes and partners with each patient to manage treatment side effects. The Cancer Center has a pharmacist on site to insure timely coordinated treatment. All patients have access to 24-hour on-call services.
Radiation treatments are given under the direction of Et-tsu Chen, M.D. Dr. Chen is committed to providing quality oncology care. Her focus is to help patients maintain a high level of function and quality of life. Radiation treatments are planned using recent technological advancements. Dr. Chen and her staff strive to create a supportive environment for each patient and their family during radiation therapy. The Cancer Center offers the following radiation technologies:
- access to Implant Boost through University of Penn Cancer Network
- dedicated computed tomography (CT) scanner for radiation therapy planning
- dual-energy linear accelerator with multi-leaf collimation
- image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Philips ADACtreatment planning system
- positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT and fusion
- three-dimensional radiation therapy (3DCRT)
Patients at the Cancer Center have access to clinical trials through the Cancer Trials Support Unit. Under the direction of Carl Sharer, D.O., eligible patients can now participate in national clinical trials. For more information, call 610-983-1908.
The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at Phoenixville Hospital provides information about an individual’s risk of developing cancer. Genetic testing is offered to people with personal or strong family histories to help determine the likelihood they will develop cancer. The program provides education and counseling on the benefits and limitations of genetic testing to help a person make informed decisions.
Phoenixville Hospital’s Department of Community Health Education and Outreach provides yearly screenings for prostate and skin cancers. Free mammograms are offered for underinsured and uninsured patients.
Call 610-983-1288 for more information.
Cancer impacts each patient differently. Phoenixville Hospital Cancer Center offers a range of support to help manage the psychosocial impact of coping with cancer through individual and family counseling, community resource information, and referral and assistance with financial concerns. Social work servicesare also available for bereavement support.
Complementary therapies are an integral part of care at the Phoenixville Hospital Cancer Center. These therapies include:
- lymphedema services
- massage therapy
- nutritional counseling
- Reiki therapy(gentle hand placement on a fully clothed body, which assists in rebalancing the body's energy and promoting healing)
- wig bank
Our support groups include:
- Patient and family workshops – offered throughout the year on a variety of topics
- Man to Man – a program for prostate cancer patients (sponsored by the American Cancer Society)
- Look Good, Feel Better – a program for women undergoing treatment that provides ideas and support for managing hair and make-up (sponsored by the American Cancer Society)
Call 610-983-1812 for more information.
For more information, visit OncoLink, a multimedia oncology information resource, maintained by doctors and nurses from the Abramson Cancer Center of The University of Pennsylvania.
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