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Tuscaloosa Cancer Treatment

World-Class Oncology Medicine in West Alabama

Since 1986, the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center at DCH Regional Medical Center has combined patient-centered care with advanced medical treatment in a warm, friendly environment designed for patient comfort and privacy. The Manderson Care Center offers the most advanced treatment technology available to treat cancer, and patients can receive their treatments in a convenient, comfortable environment.

Our patients are treated with the latest technological equipment available, including the latest treatments offered in medical oncology, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. We offer a comfortable atmosphere for patients, who we invite to relax in recliners, watch TV, visit with other patients and staff, and move around the area freely.

Our Cancer Services

Medical oncology is the use of drugs to fight cancer, including the gold standard cancer treatment: chemotherapy. Patients also are treated with drugs that are proven to significantly reduce common side effects associated with chemotherapy. At the Manderson Cancer Center, patients receive chemotherapy and antineoplastic treatments in an outpatient setting, including supportive therapies such as IV fluids, blood products, growth factors, anti-nausea drugs, and antibiotics.

Dedicated medical oncologists lead our professional staff alongside oncology nurses, and on-site oncology-certified pharmacists, all who expertly facilitate safe handling of chemotherapy and effective interaction between physicians and nurses administering medications.

Radiation oncology at Manderson Cancer Center is a well-equipped treatment facility with the most advanced treatment technology available. Our localized, targeted radiation therapy treatments are designed specifically to kill cancerous cells with high beam radiation while limiting damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

Manderson Cancer Center: One of 18 Certified Members Within the MD Anderson Cancer Network™

Manderson Cancer Center is a member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network™, a program of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The network’s mission is to elevate the quality of cancer care in their communities. MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected leaders in cancer care. Since 1990, the hospital has been ranked among the top 2 cancer treatment cancers in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Cancer Hospitals” survey.

Being a certified member of the network offers our staff and oncologists access to MD Anderson, including peer-to-peer consults, to directly discuss the course of a patient’s treatment based on disease-specific case information. These consults help us individualize a patient’s treatment for the best possible outcome thanks to front-line diagnostic technology backed by cutting-edge research. We also participate in a weekly multidisciplinary teleconference with MD Anderson faculty and other Certified Sites to review disease-specific cases.

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