Providing Compassionate Cancer Care in Washington, DC
Providence’s Cancer and Oncology Services team is dedicated to providing patients with care that treats the whole person: mind, body and spirit. We integrate expert medical staff with the most advanced technologies and innovative treatment methods available. We provide:
- Multi-disciplinary team approach to care
- Expert physicians
- Latest treatment options
- Comprehensive service
- Nurse navigators
- Clinical research
- Genetics screening and counseling
- Integrative medicine
- Added support
- Healing environment
The Cancer Program at Providence provides inpatient and outpatient services and is certified by the American College of Surgeons and Commission on Cancer as a Teaching Cancer Program.
Community Education Initiatives Encourage Prevention and Early Detection for Improved Patient Outcomes
Education, prevention and early detection are the first steps to maintaining health especially when cancer is the diagnosis. Education is provided by all of our care providers as well as our community health coordinators, registered dietitians and breast health navigators. In an effort to prevent and detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable phases, we follow the American Cancer Society’s recommendations for cancer prevention methods. Providence offers a variety of preventive screenings, including breast exams, digital and traditional mammography, abnormal pap smears and prostate cancer screenings.
Inpatient Acute Services Provides a Comprehensive Approach to Cancer Treatment
The dedicated inpatient unit at Providence provides quality patient care for adults diagnosed with cancer in some phase of active treatment. Delivery of care is guided and directed by the mission of Providence, ensuring high-level medical expertise combined with an environment of serenity, healing, and comfort. A multidisciplinary team will work with you to provide individualized, comprehensive care through each phase of your treatment process.
Providence’s Cancer and Oncology Services is also proud to be a part of the Paul Carey Foundation, which permits Providence Health Foundation to provide funds or additional services (such as transportation, food services, home care needs, etc.) to patients living with cancer who are not covered by health insurance plans.
Outpatient Infusion Treatment Center Reduces Hospital Visits
Providence’s Infusion Treatment Center provides intravenous (IV) therapy on an outpatient basis for patients with cancer and other blood disorders. services at our Infusion Treatment Center include:
- Blood transfusions
- Blood product infusions
- Antibiotic therapy
- Bone marrow biopsies
- IV access management
- Other specialized procedures
The center provides comprehensive care and continuity that incorporates the delivery of high-quality services and optimizing quality of life for patients. Its overall goal is to minimize hospitalizations by encouraging health care professionals, patients, and families to play an active role in healthcare delivery.
The center comfortably accommodates up to 20 patients, including 18 lounge-style infusion stations, and 2 private rooms for patients needing isolation or more invasive procedures. Each of our comfortably furnished patient areas have personal televisions to help you pass the time during your treatment.