Welcome to York Hospital’s Oncology/Hematology & Infusion Care. Here, we provide treatments for multiple cancer diagnoses and hematological (blood) disorders using state-of-the-art chemotherapy, immunotherapy and protocols. We also provide non-cancer infusion treatments, such as antibiotic therapy, in our York office by appointment. When you are faced with a cancer diagnosis, we know you want answers and you want the best treatment possible.
EXCEPTIONAL, PATIENT-FOCUSED CARE
York Hospital’s Oncology Care Service is one of only approximately 25% of cancer programs around the country to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Our team is committed to the coordination of all aspects of specialized cancer care for patients and families.
At York Hospital, you and your family will receive exceptional, patient-focused care from our outstanding team of physicians, who take a personal interest in their cases, and are always on hand during treatment and a team of oncology trained nurses and support staff who are expert in the management of cancer care.
What is Cancer?
What is Cancer?
How is Cancer defined?
CANCER DIAGNOSIS: HOW IS A CANCER DIAGNOSIS MADE?
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP AFTER A CANCER DIAGNOSIS?
CANCER STAGING- HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
CANCER TREATMENT- WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
PERSONALIZED CANCER CARE
Our team of board certified oncology doctors works closely with your primary care provider, and, based on the type of cancer being treated, a team of sub-specialty physicians involved in pathology, radiology, general surgery, plastic surgery, urology, otolaryngology, gynecology, orthopaedic surgery and more. This dynamic team of specialists has also developed relationships with many tertiary care centers in Boston, MA, Portland, ME and Lebanon, NH to ensure optimal care.
Joining our board-certified medical oncologists on staff are nurses certified in oncology, medical assistants, social workers, nutritionists, physical therapists and reception staff – all working together to provide you with a personalized cancer care plan tailored to your needs.
As a patient at York Hospital you will meet a number of different professionals to help you from the time your cancer is diagnosed. York Hospital’s cancer team includes physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, nutritionists and wound care experts who all work together to provide you with the best care available today. The wide scope of providers mirrors the varied impact cancer imparts on a person’s health and well being, as well as those of their family and loved ones. We work together, often behind the scenes, to ensure that the care you receive will address all of your needs, from medical to emotional and psychosocial.
Treatments & Services
Cutting edge treatment next door. York Hospital provides the same treatments and protocols you would receive anywhere else – including larger academic institutions and tertiary care centers). Here, we are able to give you personalized attention and care and get your treatment programs started quickly – and with your family at your side.
A clinical trial is a research study designed to answer a question which is relevant to current patient care. Clinical trials are the major way advancements in medical care occur, and current Oncology care is based on results from previous clinical trials. In order to conduct clinical trials it is often necessary to perform extensive research in a laboratory to demonstrate that a particular drug or treatment is worthy of investigation.
The following is additional educational information to help you learn more about services available at York Hospital
- York Hospital Living Well Cancer Support Group
- York Hospital Living Well Center
- York Hospital Wellness First
- Look Good…Feel Better: A community based, free national service that helps individuals with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence. Call (207) 351-3777.
- York Hospital Caregiver’s Group
- York Hospital Patient Transportation
- York Hospital Home Care
The following links contain additional sources of web-based information and education about diagnoses, treatment options, medications, and support.
- Reach to Recovery: American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery program has helped people (female and male) cope with their breast cancer experience. This experience begins when someone is faced with the possibility of a breast cancer diagnosis and continues throughout the entire period that breast cancer remains a personal concern. Contact the American Cancer Society to find a specially trained Reach to Recovery volunteer in your community. Call 1 (800) ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.