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Ballad Health Cancer Care – Abingdon
In the fight against cancer, Ballad Health Cancer Care is on the front lines, right here in Abingdon.
With the exceptional physicians, team members and advanced technology at Ballad Health Cancer Care – Abingdon, cancer has met its match.
No matter where you are in your fight against cancer – whether you’ve been recently diagnosed, are recovering from surgery or in the middle of recovery – we’re here for you and your cancer care needs.
Your Abingdon cancer care team
Radiology and lab
Our team will make sure you get the care you need. We provide medical and radiation oncology services, including diagnostic radiology and laboratory services.
You have access to the specialists you need for your care: dermatology, endocrinology, ear nose and throat (ENT), gastro-untestinal (GI), nephrology, obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), pathology, pulmonology, radiology, surgery and others.
As a collaborative, interdisciplinary care team, we meet regularly regarding our patients care.
Cancer navigators and more
All patients have access to nutritional evaluation, while emotional and practical support is available through our cancer navigators.
The cancer navigation program can help guide you and your family by serving as your personal contact and answering questions about what to expect throughout your care.
Cancer navigators can:
- Assist in coordinating appointments and treatments
- Provide emotional support for you and your caregivers
- Offer additional resources relevant to your cancer diagnosis
Cancer treatment services
Surgery is perhaps the oldest known cancer treatment and can be used in a variety of circumstances. It is often used to diagnose the stage of cancer, as well as to assist with treatment options by inserting ports or other access devices.
Surgery is most effective against localized cancers that are detected early. But even when an entire tumor can’t be removed, surgery may help relieve symptoms or discomfort. It can also be used for preventative procedures and reconstruction after other treatments.
Johnston Memorial Hospital provides surgical oncology procedures such as:
- Tumor removal from the breast, lungs, kidneys and other areas
- Lumpectomies and mastectomies
- Prostate removal
- Seed implantation
Radiation therapy uses high-energy doses of radiation to destroy cancer cells. Often used along with other therapies, radiation is delivered precisely to one location, limiting damage to the other healthy cells in the body.
Our facility offers highly precise treatment, following the best clinical data and safety guidelines, including the use of on-board CT scanners that allow us to track the motion of tumors in challenging areas of the body, improving both the success and the safety of treatments.
Radiation therapy can successfully treat breast, prostate, thyroid, skin and many other types of cancer.
While surgery and radiation therapy remove, kill or damage cancer cells in a certain area, chemo works throughout the whole body. Chemotherapy treatments are very specific based on the type of cancer, where it is, how big it is and how it is affecting you and your overall health.
Cancer can be treated with a single chemo drug, but often several drugs are used in a certain order or in certain combinations.
Sometimes chemo is the only treatment you need. However, chemo is used more often with surgery or radiation therapy or both.
Chemo can also be used to shrink a tumor before surgery or radiation therapy or after surgery or radiation therapy to help kill remaining cancer cells.
- Genetic testing and education
- Hematology (blood disorders)
- Nutritional support
- Clinical trial education
- Specialist support
- Medication assistance
- Cancer navigation services
Screening and support resources
Our patients also have access to cancer education and screening programs, as well as a breast cancer support group.
- Lung nodule clinic (only known way to catch lung cancer)
- Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) technology
- Women’s center
- Breast cancer support group
- American cancer society (ACS)
- Susan G. Komen grant award winner
Community resources and connections
- Cancer outreach
- Circle of hope
- Relay for life
Ballad Health Cancer Care in Abingdon is Commission on Cancer accredited.
The center is open 5 days a week.
Call the center at (276) 258-1880 to find out more about Ballad Health’s cancer care services.