Cancer is a disease in which the body’s abnormal cells multiply at a higher than normal rate and spread to one or more parts of the body, sometimes causing the development of masses and tumors. Crestwood Medical Center's cancer care facility combines cancer treatment technology with oncology specialists to deliver care and support to cancer patients and their families.
Crestwood Center of Hope is a twelve-bed inpatient oncology unit that includes eleven dedicated oncology nurses and four dedicated oncology technicians. Newly renovated, private rooms offer comfort and privacy while we care for you or a loved one.
The Center also features the Cancer Registry, a system designed for the collection, management and analysis of data on people diagnosed with cancer. The goal is to assist the medical profession in promoting quality care for patients with specific types of cancer. The Cancer Registry’s primary purpose is to provide lifetime follow-up on all registry patients. In all cases, confidentiality is maintained and names are never used.
The medical team at the Center for of Hope Cancer Care at Crestwood Medical Center consists of full time oncology staff and partnerships with the area’s finest medical oncologists, physicist, dosimetrist, internal medicine physicians, radiologists, gynecologists, pathologists, general surgeons and family physicians. This team is supported by personal, professional and caring nurses and patient care therapists. The nursing staff is on call 24 hours a day for community members. Because each cancer patient presents a unique and specific set of needs, treatment plans for the patients are customized to give every patient specialized and individualized care.
Cancer doesn’t stop. Neither do our specialists. Our weekly Cancer Conferences help our physicians and staff connect and discuss all parts of cancer care, including diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. In these sessions, they share knowledge and insight that helps everyone make the best care decisions.
These conferences bring together professionals from each part of our hospital, from internal medicine and nursing to radiation oncology, surgery and even family doctors. It’s a chance for our experts to explore new ideas, discover new research and put their heads together to improve treatment for our patients.
Conferences are held weekly and breast cancer is discussed in the first conference of each month. 1 CME credit available. Physicians interested in presenting or participating should contact the coordinator for more details at (256) 429-5578.
For more information, please call:
Crestwood Medical Center
One Hospital Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801