Half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer during their lifetime. The sooner a cancer is found and treated, the better the chances of survival.
Kent Hospital, provides a full compliment of inpatient and outpatient services relating to cancer care. Kent Hospital's cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Kent has many clinical trials available, offering cutting edge treatment for breast, colon, esophagus, head and neck, lung, pancreas, prostate, and gallbladder cancer. Clinical research, which involves clinical trials and other research protocols, are strictly controlled human studies of new and emerging therapies. Clinical research allows doctors to evaluate new forms of treatment, how best to apply recent developments in medicine, and to ensure that patients have the opportunity to receive the latest state-of-the-art care.
Although we are focusing on men's cancer for CNE Health Talks, Kent Hospital has a wide array of cancer services for men and women. The Breast Health Center at Kent in collaboration with its Care New England partner, Woman & Infants Hospital ensures that comprehensive breast care is available to our community, joining the dedicated medical professionals at Kent with some of the nation's leading breast health experts from Women & Infants.
The Breast Health Center at Kent provides a comprehensive array of services including: mammography, ultrasound, needle biopsies of the breast and breast MRI; clinical evaluation and treatment; fertility counseling, genetic counseling; social services; nutrition consultation; support groups and a survivorship program. Through the affiliation with Women & Infants we also offer fertility counseling, Lymphedema treatment and integrated care services such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and Reiki.
The Breast Health Center at Kent earned STAR Program® Certification (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) from the Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners, leading experts in the field of survivorship care, in February 2012. STAR Program Certification, uniquely qualifies facilities to offer premium oncology rehabilitation services to survivors who suffer from debilitating side effects, caused by treatments.
Professional staff in The Breast Health Center at Kent includes surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, social services, patient coordinator, nutritionist, financial counselor, oncology certified nurses and an oncology certified nurse navigator.
Kent Hospital has 12 modern operating suites for your surgical needs and is staffed by a skilled surgical, anesthesiology and nursing team who is committed to providing safe and comfortable surgical experiences at all times. The team is supported by the latest technology and advanced diagnostics.
Kent Hospital's Infusion Center is an outpatient facility on the Kent Hospital campus where you can receive treatments prescribed by your doctor, such as chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. The facility is staffed with nurses who specialize in oncology and IV procedures. The center has comfortable patient areas with reclining lounge chairs, individual cable TV with music stations. Lunch is provided for patients undergoing longer treatments. A stretcher is available for comfort, as well as a private treatment room for procedures. There is an outdoor "serenity garden" where patients may relax.