South Shore Hospital's cancer program diagnoses and treats patients with numerous types of cancer. Our program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a comprehensive cancer care center.
Our oncologists (physicians who specialize in the care of individuals with cancer) are board-certified, having completed four to seven years of accredited training beyond medical school and having successfully passed rigorous written examinations. They are supported by board-certified surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists, as well as an experienced team of registered nurses with certifications in oncology care.
South Shore Hospital cares for cancer patients in the setting that best meets their needs, whether in the home or the hospital. The hospital has a designated inpatient oncology unit, staffed with registered and licensed practical nurses. The hospital's ambulatory care department helps those requiring ongoing cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy. Our South Shore Visiting Nurses assist cancer patients and families who need specialized oncology care at home. And Hospice of the South Shore offers skilled nursing and support services for patients with terminal cancer who wish to spend their final days at home.
You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with our cancer care programs and support services.
Read our 2009 cancer care program report to learn more about our services.