A guide to cancer treatment facilities across the region

Kettering Health Network’s cancer center has been open a little less than a year. The $53 million, 120,000 square-foot, five-story, comprehensive cancer center is located in the new Pavilion building at 3700 Southern Blvd. in Kettering, across the street from Kettering Medical Center. STAFF FILE PHOTO
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Kettering Health Network’s cancer center has been open a little less than a year. The $53 million, 120,000 square-foot, five-story, comprehensive cancer center is located in the new Pavilion building at 3700 Southern Blvd. in Kettering, across the street from Kettering Medical Center. STAFF FILE PHOTO

A cancer diagnosis can result in countless questions and decisions, from choosing a physician to selecting the best treatment option. For those who are navigating the cancer journey, here is a look at some healthcare facilities in the area and around the state.

KETTERING HEALTH NETWORK

Kettering Cancer Care’s services are integrated throughout its network and seven hospitals. Call (855) 500-CURE (2873).

  • Kettering Medical Center, 3535 Southern Blvd., Kettering
  • Sycamore Medical Center, 4000 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Miamisburg
  • Grandview Medical Center, 405 W. Grand Ave., Dayton
  • Southview Medical Center, 1997 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville
  • Greene Memorial Hospital, 1141 N. Monroe Drive, Xenia
  • Soin Medical Center, 3535 Pentagon Blvd., Beavercreek
  • Fort Hamilton Hospital, 630 Eaton Ave., Hamilton

WEBSITE: www.ketteringhealth.org/cancercare/

SERVICES

A Cancer Access Center serves as the first point of contact for many who are on their first steps in their cancer journey. The access center helps patients navigate through the services Kettering Health Network offers at all of its hospitals, including oncologists, cancer surgeons, social workers, dietitians, cancer mental health experts, financial guidance and support groups. Call (855) 500-CURE (2873). With early detection and treatment, the majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer will be alive and well more than five years after the diagnosis. Kettering Breast Evaluation Centers offers comprehensive breast screenings in 13 locations throughout southwest Ohio.

• Surgery, including breast-sparing surgery and sentinel lymph node dissection

• Chemotherapy, biotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy

• Radiation therapy, including partial breast irradiation (brachytherapy, aka Mammosite or Contura), and stereotactic radiosurgery

• Clinical trials (cancer research studies)

• All KHN hospitals offer breast cancer surgery

Chemotherapy, biotherapy, targeted therapy, and hormone therapy are available at Kettering, Sycamore, Grandview, Soin and Fort Hamilton. Many of these treatment regimens can be done on an outpatient basis.

Radiation therapy is available at Kettering and Fort Hamilton with services coming to Soin Medical Center in early 2018. HDR brachytherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery are available at Kettering. In treating women who have cancer in the left breast, a state-of-the-art radiation technique called respiratory gating is used. It synchronizes the delivery of radiation to the part of a woman’s breathing cycle when her breast is farthest away from her heart. This allows precision radiotherapy that eliminates any significant radiation dose to a woman’s heart, thus substantially decreasing her risk of cardiac complications in the future.

Kettering Cancer Center

Designed by patients for patients, the Kettering Cancer Center delivers comprehensive cancer care at every stage of a patient’s journey, from diagnosis through treatment. Located in the Pavilion on Kettering Medical Center’s campus, this full-service facility is intended to provide the most advanced patient-centered care in an environment that focuses on healing the whole person-body, mind, and spirit. The cancer center offers complete care to patients in a caring environment, with dedicated patient-centric services and specialized treatments to fight cancer including the area’s largest and most private infusion center for cancer patients. The center serves as a single touch point for patients, providing them with a wide range of services more than 30 cancer physician specialists working together on a 20,000-square-foot multidisciplinary oncology floor.

SUPPORT

Oncology and breast cancer certified nurse navigators assist patients as they move through their breast cancer journey. Specialized and individualized care, education, support, resources, and encouragement are offered from diagnosis, through treatment, and on to recovery. Navigators are available to counsel patients, and can connect patients and loved ones to local and national resources. Navigators also have quick access to the tools needed for breast cancer care and to enhance quality of life.

Social workers provide support and other services, which can reduce stress for patients and loved ones through the entire cancer journey. They can assist patients and families in finding affordable medical care and prescription drug coverage, transportation and home health care. Social workers help patients with the cancer diagnosis and the many emotions that they may experience.

Nutrition services are essential to comprehensive cancer care and rehabilitation. Kettering Cancer Care strives to provide safe and effective nutrition care across the cancer continuum, from prevention through treatment and into survivorship, to promote your best quality of life.

Certified lymphedema therapists work with patients who experience localized lymph fluid retention following surgery.

By providing spiritual support as a complement to medical treatment, KHN’s chaplains are able to make us a leader in healing the whole person. Our chaplains are ready to assist patients any way we can. KHN chaplains are trained to offer emotional and spiritual support to persons of all faiths, from pre-surgery and outpatient testing through the entire hospital experience

Breast cancer support group SOAR (strength, optimism, and recovery) helps individuals diagnosed with breast cancer, their families and friends. Buddy system Moving Forward Hand in Hand is where breast cancer survivors offer support and encouragement to individuals newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

FAST FACTS

The KHN integrated network cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The program is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care.

PREMIER HEALTH CANCER INSTITUTE

Premier Health is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Learn more about this affiliation and local MD Anderson certified physicians by calling toll free (844) 316-HOPE (4673).

  • Miami Valley Hospital South Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2300 Miami Valley Drive, Dayton
  • Miami Valley Hospital, 1 Wyoming St., Dayton
  • Samaritan Cancer Center, 9000 N. Main St., Englewood
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, 2222 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton
  • Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N County Road 25A, Troy
  • Atrium Medical Center, 200 Medical Center Drive, Middletown

WEBSITE: www.premierhealth.com/cancer

SERVICES

The Premier Health Cancer Institute offers the full continuum of breast cancer care, from prevention and screening through detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, all in locations that are close to home. The affiliation with MD Anderson provides access to expertise from the top cancer center in the country and the confidence of knowing the best minds in cancer care are working together for you.

The multidisciplinary breast cancer team, dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer, includes medical oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, radiation oncologists, geneticists and reconstructive surgeons as well as psychologists, physical therapists, social workers, dietitians, certified oncology nurses and oncology nurse navigators.

Premier Health offers advanced breast imaging services, including Genius™ 3D Mammography™, high-resolution ultrasound, breast MRI, stereotactic biopsy, image-guided breast biopsies, DEXA (bone density) scanning, ductograms, and automated whole breast ultrasound. In addition, Premier Health offers mobile 3D mammography to bring screening mammograms closer to where patients live and work.

In addition to medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology, Premier Health offers the following on-site services:

• Breast cancer clinical trials

• Genetic counseling and genetic testing

• High Risk Breast Cancer Centers

• Breast reconstruction services

• Lymphedema certified physical therapists

• Oncology rehabilitation services

• Private and semi-private chemotherapy/infusion rooms

• Specialized oncology nurse navigators

• Expressions of Hope Boutique offering wigs, prosthetics, post-surgical apparel and mastectomy bras by certified fitters

SUPPORT

Premier Health offers oncology nurse navigators to help women through their cancer journey. In addition, Premier Health offers cancer support groups, informational classes, exercise classes, massage therapy, yoga, wellness center, social workers, nutrition services, therapeutic art, nutrition counseling and pastoral care.

Other amenities include healing gardens, coffee shops, free wireless Internet, dedicated meditation rooms, patient resource centers and private treatment rooms.

FAST FACTS

Premier Health became a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network in March 2016, offering local access to world-class expertise. All Premier Health cancer centers are accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Good Samaritan Hospital earned an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer, and Miami Valley Hospital ranked as high performing in the areas of urology as well as colon and lung cancer surgery from U.S. News & World Report. Premier offers centralized scheduling for mammography by calling toll free (855) 887-7364.

FIRST DAYTON CYBERKNIFE AT FIRST DAYTON CANCER CARE

2632 Woodman Center Court, Dayton

855-DAYTON1 (Toll free), 937-293-2273

WEBSITE: www.firstdaytoncyberknife.com/

SERVICES

Offering short-course radiation therapies for the treatment of breast cancer allowing patients to get back to their life faster. Whole breast radiation treatments, which use high-energy beams of radiation to treat the entire breast for mastectomy patients – reducing your chance of recurrence by 70 percent. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), a safe and effective option for lumpectomy or mastectomy patients in just 15 days of therapy.

SUPPORT

Doctor and oncology registered nurses available every day; one-on-one education with oncology nurse; free transportation service to and from daily treatment; easy access to our Independent Cancer Center gets you in and out in as little as 15 minutes.

CLEVELAND CLINIC

9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

(866) 223-8100 (Cancer Answer Line)

WEBSITE: clevelandclinic.org/breastcancer

SERVICES

Cleveland Clinic’s Cancer Center provides world-class care to patients with cancer and is at the forefront of new and emerging clinical, translational and basic cancer research.

Cleveland Clinic provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to breast cancer care that encompasses the most innovative surgical techniques, access to clinical trials and ground-breaking research.

• Detection — Mammography (including walk-ins), breast MRI, image-guided biopsy

• Surgeries — Lumpectomy, simple or total mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, radical mastectomy, breast reconstruction

• Treatments — Hyperthemia therapy, intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), prone breast irradiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, access to clinical trials

SUPPORT

4th Angel Mentoring Program, Chemocare.com, breast cancer support groups, art & music therapy, psycho-social oncology program, wig boutique and yoga.

FAST FACTS

At Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, more than 450 highly skilled doctors, researchers, nurses and technicians care for thousands of patients each year. Ranked No. 1 in Ohio and No. 7 in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center provides a range of services to patients including clinical trials and internationally-recognized cancer research efforts ensuring patients have access to the latest advances in cancer treatment, as well as a range of support programs helping patients navigate the challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis.

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER

Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center

1145 Olentangy River Road, Columbus

The James Line at (614) 293-5066 or toll-free at (800) 293-5066

WEBSITE: cancer.osu.edu or www.cancer.osu.edu/breastcancer

SERVICES

Offers the full continuum of breast cancer care, from prevention and screening through detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, in a single facility dedicated to advancing breast cancer care through research. The multidisciplinary breast cancer team includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, geneticists and reconstructive surgeons as well as psychologists, physical therapists, social workers, dietitians and oncology-trained nurses.

The breast center also offers:

• Clinical trials for all subsets of breast cancer and stages of disease, including triple negative and metastatic disease

• Genetic counseling and a high-risk breast cancer prevention clinic

• Advanced diagnostic imaging, including 3D mammography (Tomosynthesis), ultrasound and breast MRI and image-guided breast biopsies

• Breast reconstruction services, including microsurgical techniques using a patient’s own tissue

• Lymphedema-relieving surgery for prevention and reduction of lymphedema swelling post cancer treatment.

• Lymphedema-certified physical therapists and oncology rehabilitation services

• Private and semi-private chemotherapy/infusion rooms

• Women and sexuality after cancer consultative services

• JamesCare for Life support services and programming, including patient and caregiver support groups, nutrition, fitness and other educational classes

• Custom wig, hat and head coverings, specialized clothing and prosthetics through Hope’s Boutique

Other amenities include cafe with patio dining, free parking, free wireless internet, Patient Resource Center, private counseling suites, private treatment rooms, rehabilitation gymnasium and sanctuary.

FAST FACTS

Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation: The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center is part of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James), one of 49 cancer centers across the United States to hold the designation of comprehensive cancer center from the National Cancer Institute for research excellence. In 2016, the institution was ranked “exceptional” and received a perfect score of 10 – the highest ranking possible.

Clinical Trials: As one of only a few programs nationwide funded by the NCI to conduct phase I and II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs, the OSUCCC-James is a leader in advancing clinical and basic research for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. Researchers and clinicians work side-by-side to investigate and then move promising new therapies from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside, all with the goal of creating a cancer-free world one discovery, one person at a time.

Dozens of breast cancer clinical trials are typically open and enrolling patients at the OSUCCC-James, including trials to test new targeted medical therapies for triple negative and HER2-positive breast cancers, targeted partial breast radiation techniques and non-medical prevention trials.