Treatment Therapies & Procedures

Carroll Hospital’s nationally certified cancer program and expert team of surgeons, radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists and certified oncology nurses offer a full range of advanced therapies and procedures including:

  • Surgery, including advanced and minimally invasive options
  • Chemotherapy, blood transfusions, medication management and bone marrow biopsies
  • Radiation therapy including brachytherapy, a minimally invasive alternative to surgical tumor removal
  • Mammosite 5-Day targeted radiation therapy, an outpatient treatment that lets early-stage breast cancer patients get back to their daily lives faster.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Our team works with each patient to ensure that you are receiving the best, individualized treatment plan possible. Choice of cancer treatment is influenced by several factors, including the specific characteristics of your cancer; your overall condition; and whether the goal of treatment is to cure your cancer, keep your cancer from spreading, or to relieve the symptoms caused by cancer.

One or more treatment modalities may be used to provide you with the most effective treatment. Increasingly, it is common to use several treatment modalities together (concurrently) or in sequence with the goal of preventing recurrence. This is referred to as multi-modality treatment of the cancer.

Inpatient Care

Many of our therapies can be administered from the comfort and convenience of our outpatient center, the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center. But for patients who need hospital care, Carroll Hospital’s oncology unit provides the latest treatments under the direction of a board-certified oncologist and nationally certified oncology nurse coordinator. Our compassionate care is enhanced by comfortable, private rooms equipped with a bathroom, television, plenty of natural light and a pullout sofa where family members can visit or sleep overnight.

Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Conference

Each week at Carroll Hospital’s Multidisciplinary Breast Conference, a group of physicians and specialists involved with the treatment of breast cancer meet each week to discuss patients’ cases.

Meetings like the multidisciplinary breast conference can preemptively catch potential problems and help develop a plan of treatment much more efficiently.

“Good care is about good communication,” says oncologist and hematologist Johanna DiMento, M.D., who leads the weekly meetings. “This collaboration greatly benefits our patients and all of us involved in their care.”