Education / Prevention: Classes and topics vary; call for information
Cancer Treatment: Board certified radiation oncologists, nurses, radiation therapists, a dosimetrist and medical physicist provide radiation oncology using state-of-the-art equipment. Under the
supervision of Sandra Victor, MD, and Bryan Barringer, MD, the Center offers Computerized Treatment Planning Systems, including a CT Scan Simulator; volumetric modulated arc therapy (vmat), 3-Dimensional Conoformal Radiation Therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Digital Portal Imaging, Cone Beam CT, Brachytherapy, High Dose Rate Radiation Therapy and Image Guided Radiation Therapy. Center participates in clinical trials for cancer treatment through participation with the Columbus Community Clinical Oncology Program. There is a private radiation waiting area for women.
Prescriptions: Can provide information and resources through organizations and major drug
companies to patients that need financial assistance to pay for their medications.
Support Services: The Pink Ribbon Society is a group facilitated by breast cancer survivors. It provides a caring atmosphere for women in all stages of survival to reach out to each other, offer
help in coping, and have the opportunity to openly discuss their experience with breast
cancer. Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Call Jody Lewis at 323-2545 for more information. Caring Friends is open to anyone who would like to receive support, share experiences, and learn about living with cancer in a friendly, informal environment. Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12 pm. Look Good-Feel Better is a program that teaches women how to cope with skin and hair changes during cancer treatment. Each patient who attends receives a free kit full of wonderful skin care and make-up products. Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. Quarterly morning meetings are also offered. Pre-registration is required through the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-6446. Lymphedema Education is a program that explains lymphedema, its causes, symptoms and treatment options. Dates and times vary. Call for details. Other support services include a Resource Library, Spiritual Care, a Psychosocial Coordinator to help with the needs of patients and loved ones, an American Cancer Society Patient Navigator who specializes in resources for cancer patients, and Bereavement Care. Educational programs with changing topics are offered throughout the year. An Appearance Center provides options for wigs, turbans, hats, bras, breast forms and accessories.
Targeted Assistance: Financial assistance for radiation and chemotherapy oncology services based on federal poverty guidelines.