Navigators

Our Navigators are available to help both patients and their family understandh the treatment options available, interpret care plans, and offer guidance and support through treatment and beyond

Learn more about our navigation services

Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnostic testing involves tests and procedures to confirm the presence of disease and identify the correct tumor type, location, extent, and stage. At Evangelical Community Hospital, we use sophisticated diagnostic technology to pinpoint and evaluate tumors, and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Our diagnostic team includes physicians across many medical specialties, including radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons. They have expertise in using advanced, minimally invasive diagnostic tests and procedures to diagnosis the disease.

The following are some common diagnostic tests:

  • A review of health history
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory tests (blood, urine, etc.)
  • Biopsy
  • Imaging tests (X-ray, PET/CT, MRI, ultrasound, etc.)
  • Nuclear medicine scans (bone scans, etc.)
  • Endoscopy
  • Genetic tests

What to expect if you are diagnosed with cancer:

Before treatment, an interdisciplinary team of experts will accurately locate tumors, stage the disease, and determine an appropriate combination of cancer treatments for you. 

During your treatment, we will track the size of the tumor, progression of the disease, and your response to treatment, and modify your treatment accordingly.

After you complete treatment, we will follow up with you to evaluate any symptoms you may have, and schedule regular check-ups to monitor for any signs of metastasis or recurrence.

Cancer Treatment

At Evangelical Community Hospital, we use evidence-based medicine—medicine based on research—to treat cancer and focus on the patient. This advanced care is close to home and offers you the option of clinical trials and supportive care programs, like nurse navigators, genetic counseling, and nutrition services.

Advances in chemotherapy, radiation oncology, and surgery, including minimally invasive approaches to both biopsies and surgery, have altered the landscape of cancer treatment, providing better methods to treat and fight cancer.

We manage each newly diagnosed cancer via a multidisciplinary approach including the specialties of primary care, surgery, radiology, pathology medical and radiation oncology, advanced practice nurses and patient navigators. This team works to both accurately diagnose cancers and carryout a treatment plan in partnership with the patient and their families.

For Specific information on treatment options and best practices by cancer type please see the Nation Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Patient Guidelines.

Team of Cancer Providers

In addition to delicate and complex procedures, our surgeons are experienced at working as part of a comprehensive group of physicians, therapists, and technicians, including medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, and other specialists. Meet our team of experts.

Partnering with Other Specialists

In addition to our team, Evangelical partners with a network of specialists for a collaborative approach to interdisciplinary care planning. These specialties include:

Medical Oncology: We may refer you to a medical oncologist who will be an important member of your care team. He or she will use medicine, including chemotherapy and targeted therapies, to treat cancer.

Radiation Oncology: Your radiation oncologist uses radiation therapy, including high-energy radiation and/or radioactive substances, to treat cancer and/or to relieve symptoms.