The cancer center at Memorial Hospital is
known for having comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services,
technologies, and clinical specialists to evaluate and treat the
following adult and pediatric cancers and blood disorders:
• breast cancer
• lung cancer
• colon cancer
• multiple myeloma
• skin cancer
• gynecological cancer
• testicular cancer
• and other
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Cancer patients may qualify for clinical
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Beshears Breast Care Center at Memorial Hospital is one of nine
accredited centers in Colorado. The National Accreditation
Program for Breast Centers, or NAPBC, is a program administered by the
American College of Surgeons.
by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily
committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that
undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance
against the group’s standards.
include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical
management, research, community outreach, professional education, and
quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC
accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients
every significant advantage in their battle against breast
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Since 1981, the Memorial Hospital Cancer Program has continually maintained its accreditation by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer (CoC). Accreditation by CoC is voluntary but vitally important to the patient. It demonstrates the ongoing commitment made by Memorial Hospital to continually improve its program, physicians and support staff to ensure the highest quality care is delivered to each cancer patient, every time.
To receive ongoing accreditation the cancer program must continually monitor and evaluate its performance by demonstrating compliance to defined set standards. The standards are patient centered and address the full continuum of cancer care. These include performance metrics, outcome based comparisons against national standards, continuous quality improvement, community outreach, research and ongoing professional education.
Patients will benefit knowing they have full access to a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team who will coordinate their personalized care using the full scope of services available to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support patients and families during their cancer journey.
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Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient's pain.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
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Pediatric Cancer Care
For inpatient and outpatient pediatric
care, your child receives special attention at Children's Hospital
Colorado at Memorial Hospital, which is a designated children's hospital
serving Colorado Springs and southern Colorado.
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Most cancer procedures are covered by
insurance. Contact your insurance provider for a full explanation of
medical coverage. If you don't have insurance, contact us to discuss
options available to you.
If you, or someone you love, has been
diagnosed with cancer, or you think there is a high risk of cancer,
schedule a consultation or find a cancer doctor by calling
Please note: a consultation may require a
physician's referral. Contact your doctor for more information about the
diagnosis or treatment of a medical condition.
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For questions about cancer or for a list
of available community health classes, ask our nurses at HealthLink by
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