Center of Hope Cancer Care
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
Cancer patients can now receive the best cancer care available here at home without having to travel great distances. The Center of Hope at Crestwood Medical Center is equipped with some of the most technologically advanced equipment and experienced oncology specialists in the area. The Center provides the latest knowledge to provide the highest level of care and support for community members and their families fighting cancer.
The cancer program at the Center of Hope consists of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, along with research and clinical trials, cancer registry, nutritional counseling and symptom management. Programs that focus on the physical, emotional and spiritual well being of our patients are incorporated in the patient’s individualized care plan.
Center of Hope at Crestwood Medical Center strives to provide access to quality, personable and cost effective health care while working to improve the overall health of individuals living in Madison County and the surrounding areas.
Preventing Cancer & Early Detection
Prevention measures and early detection are best the ways to beat cancer. Center of Hope at Crestwood Medical Center offers regular community screenings and seminars to educate the community about early detection. Recognizing symptoms, planning regular check-ups and performing self-examinations are also ways to detect early signs of cancer.
Steps to early detection include mammograms, breast self-examinations, physical examinations, breast cancer risk appraisals, prostate screenings, skin screenings and colorectal care kit use.
Diagnostic Imaging Services
Crestwood Medical Center combines the human values of compassion and respect with some of the most advanced medical technology and procedures. Accurate diagnosis is essential for the successful treatment of disease or illness. This is why Crestwood Medical Center uses some of the most advanced technology available today. Numerous diagnostic imaging services are available on the Crestwood campus. The cancer care team utilizes these studies to diagnose and plan appropriate treatment. They are also useful in evaluating response to treatment. Diagnostic Imaging Services include MRI, CT scan, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and mammography. Click here to learn more about Crestwood's Diagnostic Imaging Services.
It’s important to learn about the various treatment options available to most effectively treat a specific type of cancer. The oncologist will discuss options and will help the patient outline the customized treatment plan to fit their needs. Click here for more information on treating cancer.
Cancer Care Team
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.
Crestwood Women's Center
Breast Care at Crestwood Women’s Center offers a coordinated approach to women’s health with services for every woman’s needs. A full spectrum of services includes the management of your test results and your treatments, all handled quickly and carefully by experienced technologists who provide personal care to each patient. The staff of trained and compassionate technicians is led by a dedicated female radiologist, certified in mammography. Our complete multi-disciplinary team also includes surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, gynecologists, plastic surgeons and primary care physicians. A dedicated nurse is also available to assist women with their breast health concerns. Click here for more information on Crestwood Women's Center.
Dedicated Oncology Unit
Crestwood Center of Hope is committed to excellence. Our twelve bed dedicated inpatient oncology unit includes eleven dedicated oncology nurses and four dedicated oncology technicians who receive extra certification to ensure that you receive the best care available. Also, newly renovated, private rooms offer you comfort and privacy while we care for you or a loved one.
The Cancer Registry is 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.
Cancer Conferences provides an educational and consultative service to physicians and other allied health professionals. Conferences are held weekly and Breast Cancer is discussed in the first conference of each month. Cancer conferences enable caregivers to discuss all aspects of care, including diagnosis, treatment options and follow-up care. Conferences are multidisciplinary, including medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, surgeons, family practice and internal medicine physicians, nursing, and ancillary practice staff members. All aspects of care are discussed, thus offering the managing physician as much information as possible to proceed with decisions regarding the best treatment for his/her patient.
Research & Clinical Trials
Crestwood Medical Center participates in cooperative group clinical trials and research studies for all types of cancer.
SJ Bryant Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group
The SJ Bryant Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group is for all who have been touched by breast cancer. Bosom Buddies meet at 6:00 p.m. on the FOURTH Tuesday of each month (except November and December). The meeting is held in the Community Room of Crestwood Women's Center; located on Chateau Drive.
Bosom Buddies share common experiences, thoughts, and feelings in a caring and confidential atmosphere. The meetings have a structured educational and informative portion with medical and other professional speakers.
A sharing time follows the speaker with the group forming a "Circle of Sisterhood" for those who wish to participate in sharing their personal story.
For further information, contact Tricia Motts at 256-544-8261.
Lilies Of The Valley: An Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Do you know these facts about Ovarian Cancer?
- #5 cause of cancer deaths in women
- Afflicts 1 in 57 women
- Early symptoms easily missed
- 90% 5-year survival with early detection
What can you do?
- Recognize signs and symptoms
- Understand risk factors
- Know questions to ask your doctor
- Stay aware
If you or someone you know has been treated for ovarian cancer, please call Kristi Kelly at 256-880-7366 for more information about this ovarian cancer support and advocacy group.
Home Care and Hospice are available in the local community to provide care to cancer patients. A team of nurses, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and home health aides assist the patient and family with the many challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis. Click here to learn more about Crestwood's Home Care and Hospice.
Outpatient Nutritional Counseling
Counseling is available to assist cancer patients with nutrition information, to offer recommendations and management of daily dietary plans. Click here to learn more about Crestwood's Food & Nutrition Department.
Other Patient Services Available
For more information about Crestwood Center of Hope or support services please contact Patty Moriarty, Crestwood Cancer Program Coordinator, at 256-429-5578.