The Oncology Program at Southern Regional Health System continues to provide
compassionate, state of the art cancer care to Oncology patients in the
Southern Crescent and surrounding areas. The Oncology program continues
to grow because of the collaborative efforts of a multi-disciplinary team
of physicians, nurses, and support staff.
The optimal management of oncology patients requires an ever-growing interdisciplinary
approach. The entire spectrum of oncology subspecialties is available
to cancer patients to deliver cutting edge care. Evaluation and treatment
often involves collaboration of Radiology, Surgery, Radiation Oncology,
Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, and Pathology.
As part of our responsibility to the public, we post statistics that cover
a broad range of relevant issues to our patients, which can be seen here.
Frequent cancer conferences provide excellent educational opportunities
for the staff as well as providing an excellent forum for exchange of
ideas across the disciplines. These conferences allow discussion of management
of current cases along with occasional visiting lectures by leading experts
in the field of oncology.
The Outpatient Oncology Department continues to see a steady increase in
the number of patients requiring outpatient care, especially with delivery
of systemic therapy, intravenous fluids, and administration of blood products.
The department saw an average of 270 patients per month.
Through the community outreach program, Southern Regional Health System
continues to provide numerous screening programs, most notably for breast,
prostate, and skin cancers. The program continues to be involved in the
community by providing educational presentations, community health fairs,
and cancer support groups.
The Tumor Registry Program maintains an extensive data base of Oncology
patient's cared form through Southern Regional Health System. Multiple
clinical trials are available through Southern Regional Health System
that provides opportunities for cancer prevention, as well as cutting
edge new therapies.
The Oncology Program at Southern Regional Health System continues to grow
and provide outstanding and compassionate cancer care. Should you have
any questions about the information contained in the annual report please
contact Tumor Registry, Southern Regional Health System at
Cases by County of Diagnosis
During 2006, the cancer registry at Southern Regional Medical Center added
another 1180 cases to it's database of nearly 14,000 cases dating back
to the mid 1980s.
Distribution by Site and Sex
Age of Diagnosis
Treatment - Initial Therapy
Five Year Relative Survival by Stage