When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you need the best team, technology and treatments to fight the disease. At Tidelands Health, you’ll find quality care close to home. Take advantage of leading cancer services and treatments provided at two community cancer centers.
Exceptional Cancer Care
You’ll get superior treatment at both Tidelands Cancer Center and the Tidelands Francis B. Ford Cancer Treatment Center, operated in partnership with MUSC Health's Hollings Cancer Center. Because we’re accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, you can be assured of our dedication to helping you achieve the best possible outcome.
Your Resource for Cancer Services
Find out what more on the different types of cancers and treatments using the Tidelands Health library.
Accessing cancer treatments and services should be easy, so you can focus on getting better. That’s why you’ll find all your cancer-related health care providers, including a pharmacist, in one convenient Tidelands Health location. Make appointments with your primary physician and other health professionals on the same day to get the treatment you need in as few visits as possible.
Multidisciplinary Care Team
You’ll receive personal attention from a variety of cancer care professionals who meet regularly to discuss and plan your treatment. Your care team may include:
- Medical oncologist - You will likely see several different types of doctors during your care. Your medical oncologist is the physician specially trained in treating your cancer and providing chemotherapy.
- Radiation oncologist - Your radiation oncologist is specifically trained in treating cancers using radiation therapy. These board-certified physicians, along with the rest of the radiation therapy team and in collaboration with your medical oncologist, will tailor a specific treatment plan for you.
- Dosimetrist - Your radiation therapy treatment plan is tailored specifically to treat your type of cancer and is developed by a certified medical dosimetrist who works in collaboration with your radiation oncologist.
- Radiation physicists - The radiation physicist is a vital member of the team who helps ensure you receive the right amount of radiation for your cancer treatment.
- Radiation therapist - If you are receiving radiation therapy, you will see your radiation therapist every day during treatment. Your therapist can be a good resource for education and effective ways to manage treatment side effects.
- Surgeons - Many cancers are treated by removing the tissue surgically. You may see a surgeon who specializes in the type of cancer you have, such as breast cancer or colon cancer.
- Pathologists - Pathologists are the physicians who diagnose cancer at the cellular level and determine the extent and stage of the disease.
- Oncology-certified nurses - At Tidelands Health, our oncology registered nurses are certified by the Oncology Nursing Society. This means they have completed additional rigorous study on the unique physical and emotional needs of cancer patients.
- Cancer care navigators - Cancer care navigators help guide you through the treatment process. A diagnosis of cancer is emotionally trying, and at Tidelands Health, you will have a patient navigator as your resource for education, coordination of care and support.
- Rehabilitation therapists (physical, occupational and speech therapy) - Cancer treatment can leave you feeling weak. Our rehabilitation therapists can work with you to improve your physical endurance and help you stay as active as possible.
- Palliative care providers- Our palliative care specialists are available to help you effectively manage any pain associated with your cancer treatment.
- Nutritionists - Good nutrition is important to optimize your physical well-being during treatment. Our nutritionist can work with you to make sure your diet is providing proper nutrition.
- Pharmacists - Our pharmacists are specially training in preparing and providing chemotherapy.
- Clinical trial coordinators - Clinical trial coordinators will review your case to identify any research studies for which you may be eligible. If you choose to enroll in a clinical trial, your coordinator will be an additional resource for you as you proceed with your treatment.
- Financial counselors - Our financial counselors help you understand your health insurance benefits coverage, additional costs and what, if any, financial aid is available.
Support Before, During and After Treatment
Find encouragement, advice and friendship in cancer support groups at Tidelands Health. After your initial treatment ends, our survivorship program will inform you about follow-up care and ways you can stay healthy.