Cancer care is best provided close to home in a comfortable and convenient setting with a team of doctors and nurses who are part of the cancer programs of a leading academic medical center. Scotland Cancer Treatment Center is unique in that patients with a variety of cancers can receive chemotherapy and radiation services in one convenient location.


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Our Medical Oncologists/Hematologists
Kelvin Raybon, MD, FACP
Ivy Altomare, MD, FACP (colon cancer specialist)
Kathleen Havlin, MD, FACP (breast cancer specialist)

Our Center is fortunate to be one of only a few in the state to be affiliated with the prestitious Duke Oncology Network. This affiliation means patients have access to important clinical trials and the latest research.

Radiation Oncology
Ernest L. "Chip" Helms III, MD, our full-time radiation oncologist, provides radiation therapy services, delivered through a state-of-the-art linear accelerator. This equipment helps pinpoint cancers and reduce damage to surrounding tissue and is crucial to treating specific types of cancer and to lessen side effects. Our Center also utilizes Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) as well as Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) as part of our comprehensive treatment services.

Significant financial resources have been invested in Scotland Cancer Treatment Center to offer patients the care you expect to receive at a more urban medical center. Because our treatment resources are equal to those found in larger institutions, patients living and working in our area no longer have to travel out of town for care that is often costly and difficult to navigate. Our Center's positive atmosphere allows you the comfort of having treatment close to home and is spacious enough so a family memeber or friend can accompany you to appointments.

Scotland Cancer Treatment Center offers patients access to the latest research, clinical trials and up to date information. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and supportive therapies are given in a very comfortable and relaxing environment. The Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Fridays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The Center has eight examination rooms and a chemotherapy suite in which nine patients may be treated at one time, including two private beds for those who require a long stay or more privacy. Therapies are given in our treatment rooms in a very comfortable and relaxing environment daily.

As cancer treatment becomes more complex, patients require increasingly specialized care. That is why our registered nurses are Oncology Certified Nurses. The latest to earn certification is Elizabeth Parrish, RN, BSN, Medical Oncology Coordinator. To read more about her certification click here.

Oncology Certified Nurses are able to deliver cancer care effectively, which in turn strengthens patients' confidence in their caregivers and offers peace of mind at a time when they may be feeling vulnerable. To patients with cancer, certification means the nurse is not only a caregiver, but also a qualified caregiver.

Susan Phy, PharmD, BOCP, an oncology pharmacist at Scotland Memorial Hospital, has recently become board certified in oncology pharmacy. To read more about her certification click here.

Treating The Whole Person
Cancer doesn't affect just one part of the body, it affects the whole person. That's why we offer a multi-disciplinary team of specialists who work together to develop a treatment plan that not only addresses the cancer, but anticipated side effects and emotional and social issues.

Services include:

Healing Touch...
Sandy Williams, RN, CHPN, brings a new "touch" to the therapies offered to cancer patients. Healing Touch, a relaxing, nurturing therapy, is an energy-based approach to health and healing. Sandy defines Healing Touch as a biofeed therapy that works with patients' energy fields to support the body's natural ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care. It assists in balancing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being. Healing Touch is free to all Scotland Cancer Treatment Center patients.Talk to the staff to schedule an appointment.

The Circle of Hope Women's Cancer Support Group
This support group meets the fourth Friday of each month at noon in the Staff Development Center and is open to any woman who has had or currently has cancer. Lunch is provided through the support of Scotland Memorial Foundation. Contact Mary Lopez, Social Worker, at the Cancer Center at 910-291-7638 for additional information.

Look Good…Feel Better....
is a free, non-medical program offered by the American Cancer Society in Scotland County on a quarterly basis. The program helps women who are undergoing cancer treatment cope with the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Look Good…Feel Better offers a free makeover session, instruction on skin care and makeup, and the use of turbans, scarves, and wigs. Call the Scotland Cancer Treatment Center at 910-291-7630 for additional information.

Look Good...Feel Better is held quarterly at the Cancer Center from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:

July 21
September 15
November 17

Click HERE to go to our online Look Good...Feel Better registration form. You may also register and receive more information by calling Mary Callahan-Lopez at 910-291-7630.

Reach to Recovery....
an American Cancer Society program provides specially trained volunteers to offer support and information to breast cancer patients. As breast cancer survivors themselves, the volunteers help by providing an opportunity for the person with breast cancer to express feeling, verbalize fears and concerns, and ask questions of someone who has had a similar experience. Contact the Scotland Cancer Treatment Center at 910-291-7630 for more information about this program.

Cancer Survivors Day....
Cancer Survivors Day provides an opportunity for both cancer patients, survivors, and their family members to gain strength from and offer support to one another as they socialize, share and celebrate their legacies and their strength. For more information about the 2011 Survivors Day celebration, which is scheduled for Friday, June 3, 2011, contact Mary Callahan-Lopez at 910-291-7630.

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the American Cancer Society Scotland Cancer Treatment Center has created a patient and community Cancer Resource Center. To read more about this new service for our community, click here here to review the press release.

Other services:
Pastoral Care
Social Services
Financial Assistance
Nutritional Support and Counseling
Home Care
Transportation Assistance
Hospice Coordination
Assistance with Equipment and Supplies
Pharmacist consultation

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Please call the Center at 910-291-7630 or toll-free 1-877-762-2735 with any questions you may have about treatment, the facility, or any of the above programs.

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