The accredited Cancer Center at Southside Regional Medical Center offers technology for treating a wide range of cancers. While technology is essential to battling cancer, it is the compassionate care and expertise of the treatment team that is the most memorable part of the healing journey. Our cancer specialists believe in providing the highest quality of care for our patients. We maintain close communication with your treatment team, including your primary care physician. We believe patients and families require both physical and psychosocial support during their cancer journey and that cancer treatment and care should be convenient and available close to home. Our Cancer Center is close to home and provides a comprehensive approach to fighting cancer by supplying radiation therapy, medical oncology, infusion services and women’s imaging services under one roof.
In 2014 the Commission on Cancer (CoC) granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Program at Southside Regional Medical Center for the second consecutive time. SRMC also received the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) from the CoC which is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. Read more about our Cancer Accreditation and Outstanding Achievement Award.
SRMC Cancer Program Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions.
Our oncology nurse navigators help guide patients and their families through their entire cancer journey, from pre-diagnosis through treatment and then survivorship. Whether it is by helping navigate the healthcare systems and processes, identifying psychosocial needs and resources to meet those needs or simply providing a hug and a warm smile, these registered nurses ensure that patients and their families feel equipped to deal with all that they experience during cancer treatment.
Radiation oncology services offered at the Cancer Center include both external beam radiotherapy, in which a linear accelerator aims radiation at cancer cells to kill them and stop them from spreading, as well as brachytherapy, in which certain cancers, such as breast and gynecologic, are treated by the placement of radiation sources close to the tumor. Stereotactic radiotherapy and high dose rate brachytherapy allow the radiation oncologists to treat cancers using precise techniques which minimize radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues, reducing potential side effects and improving the quality of life of our patients.
Located directly above the Cancer Center in the Medical Arts Pavilion, Virginia Cancer Institute (VCI) provides medical oncology services to SRMC’s cancer patients. VCI physicians provide and/or coordinate consultations, diagnostic care, medical treatments (including chemotherapy, biotherapy, hormonal therapy and transfusion services), symptom management, palliative care, home health care, survivorship care and hospice/end-of-life care. They offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials locally and help guide them to institutions across the country where they can explore other specialized treatment options, if needed.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Cancer Center at (804) 765-5850.
2013 Oncology Report
2014 Oncology Report
2015 Oncology Report
2016 Oncology Report
Cancer Support Groups
American Cancer Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Commission on Cancer
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
National Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute - Trials
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
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Petersburg, VA 23805
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Petersburg, VA 23805