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Cancer Care

From diagnostics to treatment, IRMC offers a continuum of cancer care. Our multidisciplinary team provides a full service program including emergency services, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, a dedicated cancer unit, rehabilitation, patient support services, outreach and more.

The cancer care program at IRMC is accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Our comprehensive cancer program utilizes a multi-specialty cancer team approach to coordinate treatment options.

Accreditations
Approval by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancers. To meet the standard for approval, each cancer program, and the organization to which it belongs, must undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of its performance.

The cancer program at IRMC has one of the highest ratings possible from the Commission--a three-year accreditation with commendation. This is awarded when the program complies with all standards and receives a commendation rating for one or more of the eligible standards. IRMC's cancer program has been accredited through the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer since 1989.

IRMC is accredited by the The Joint Commission. The Cancer Center's Tumor Registry participates in the National Cancer Database of the National Cancer Institute.

Cancer support services
Numerous cancer support groups are available in the Indian River community, designed to benefit current patients, patients living with cancer, family members, caregivers and close friends.

Support groups provide the opportunity to share personal stories, gain practical information and receive emotional support from others in similar circumstances.

Outreach
The Cancer Center and hospital are involved in numerous American Cancer Society cancer education and awareness campaigns, including its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Relay for Life events.

Breast cancer support groups welcome women and men to learn more about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Family members, caregivers, and close friends are encouraged to attend as well. Topics range from how to deal with pain to chemotherapy effects and prevention of cancer.

At specific times throughout the year, the Cancer Center provides free colorectal screening kits to check for colon cancer, helps organize free prostate screenings at the Gifford Health Center, and educates the public about cancer prevention and risk factors at health fairs and through physician lectures.

Contact us
Call us at 772.794.3333 for information on cancer services or to help make arrangements for a referral to the Cancer Center.

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