At the Schiffler Cancer Center, state-of-the-art technology is used in conjunction with advanced treatment techniques to provide the highest standard of care to cancer patients. The cancer unit provides not only for the physical needs of the cancer patient, but also for the ongoing emotional, social, and spiritual support of the patient and family. Education is a central focus of daily routine care. An approach of frank, open and honest discussion is maintained throughout regarding the disease process, treatment options, treatment consequences, and available resources. A significant aspect of oncology care also includes active discharge planning.
The Schiffler Cancer Center provides radiation therapy and outpatient chemotherapy. It also is the only cancer center in the area using high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for the treatment of a variety of cancers on an out-patient basis.