Comprehensive Cancer Center: Where hope lives 

A cancer diagnosis is life changing. But it is important to know that a cancer diagnosis is no longer a terminal illness for many patients, but it can be the beginning of a difficult journey. At Community Hospital's Comprehensive Cancer Center, we will be there to support you and your family every step of the way, to help make it a little less difficult.

We believe that the more a patient knows about their condition and what they can do to improve the quality of their health, the greater their chances of living well after a cancer diagnosis. For many patients, a cancer diagnosis provides an opportunity for empowerment, a chance to be an advocate for themselves, and an invitation to look for new ways to live life to the fullest.

Our commitment to your cancer care

  • 2011 Commission on Cancer Award
  • 2008 Commission on Cancer Award

It's important that you get the best care available. You can feel safe knowing that we operate under the guidelines of the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. We have received the highest accreditation available to a community hospital, and are honored to have been recognized with the Commission on Cancer, Outstanding Achievement Award.

These guidelines include:

  • Quality care close to home
  • Comprehensive care offering state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A multi-specialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options available to cancer patients
  • Access to cancer-related information, education, and support
  • Participation in clinical trials and new treatment options

Cancer care quality

Cancer programs use a lot of adjectives to describe themselves and the work they do. But are the words supported by meaningful, independent measurements that can be compared against other programs? Ours are.

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer is the credentialing organization for our cancer program.  It collects data from cancer-care programs, assessing whether and how they follow established standards of care for major cancers. The information is available on the internet, and enables the public to compare individual programs to each other and to regional, state, and national results. We encourage you to learn more and see our results.

Our cancer center

During cancer treatment, the hospital can start to feel like your second home. We have designed our Cancer Center to be as comfortable as possible for patients and their families. The 24,000-square-foot facility includes private consultation and exam rooms, a pair of radiation therapy suites, and the Health Resource Library. We also have an adjacent outpatient infusion center and a dedicated inpatient unit. Patients receiving treatment will also enjoy complimentary services including valet parking, gourmet coffee bar, and hand massages.

Supporting your support team

Your personal support network of friends and family is important when you are going through cancer treatment, and we invite them to be a part of your healing process. Your team at the cancer center will be happy to involve your personal support team in your care to whatever extent you desire.

All of our patient rooms are private, and each one is furnished with a comfortable daybed so a family member or friend can stay with you if you need to be admitted to the hospital at any point. Additionally, we offer many classes and support groups for caregivers.

Our compassionate team

Our team of experts is dedicated to treating the whole person - an approach that means you can expect the latest in treatment options delivered with compassion, care, and excellence, thorughout the continuum of care. From cancer prevention and screenings to end-of-life care, you and your family will find all the resources you need, right here at Community Hospital. Learn more. 

Our clinical trial program

The Comprehensive Cancer Center participates in and supports cancer research through programs supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Through our clinical trial program and an affiliation with the Stanford University Cancer Center, we are able to offer you access to the latest treatments and medications, many of which are generally offered only at large urban or academic medical centers. 

Our advanced radiation oncology treatment

Radiation therapy is used to successfully treat many types of cancer. Advancements in this treatment area have enabled our radiation oncologists to locate and treat tumors with precision, minimizing damage to healthy tissue. This technology not only provides increased accuracy, it also limits side effects and improves our patients' chances for a cure. Learn more.

Chemotherapy and biologics

Chemotherapy and biologics are used in more than half of all cancer treatments. This approach to treatment has seen many advancements in recent years, and patients are experiencing better results than ever, with fewer side effects. Your care team will work closely with one another and with you to ensure the best possible experience with the best possible results.

Live longer.
Live stronger.ive longer. Live stronger.

Finishing cancer treatment is a major milestone — and so is the next step toward long-term, healthy survivorship. Work with expert faculty on nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise and fitness to take control.

Learn more about this new class series and others offered by the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Molly Schaechtele

Molly Schaechtele

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