Learning that you or a loved one has cancer can be overwhelming, you are not alone!
Recent statistics indicate that nearly half of all men and a third of all women in the United States will experience a cancer diagnosis within their lifetimes. Whether you experience cancer personally or through a friend, coworker or family member, nearly everyone is touched by cancer.
The thought of cancer is frightening but recent developments in the early detection, targeted treatment and management of side effects has drastically improved the outlook for cancer patients. Across the board, cancer deaths have dropped by 20% since 1991. Even more promising is the 40% decrease in mortality rates for prostate cancer and 30% decrease for colorectal, female breast and male lung cancers. In other words, there has never been more hope for patients to live longer, healthier lives as cancer survivors.
It’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed, scared, helpless, or alone when diagnosed with cancer. Learning about your diagnosis is the first step in becoming involved in the treatment decisions to come. The team at Rutherford Regional Health System is here to support you along the way, offering a cancer navigation program to assist patients from diagnosis to treatment.
Choosing a Cancer Program
What should I look for in a cancer program?
- Advanced Technology
- Coordinated oncology care by board-certified physicians including Oncologists, Surgeons, and Radiologists
- Patient Navigation
- Comprehensive and compassionate care
- Convenient support services
The Cancer Program of Rutherford Regional
From diagnosis to survivorship, the cancer program at Rutherford Regional provides comprehensive cancer care right here in the foothills of North Carolina. A multidisciplinary team approach, involving board-certified physicians which include medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons is used to steer every aspect of the cancer care provided. Availability of advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer ensures that each patient’s treatment plan is tailored to their diagnosis.
Comprehensive care with compassion is the hallmark of the best cancer programs. We provide patient navigation by a certified navigator with more than 25 years in healthcare, assisting our patients from diagnosis to treatment.