Cancer treatment center in Ogden, Utah
The Cancer Treatment Center at Ogden Regional Medical Center is committed to providing you with personalized care and comprehensive treatment options with advanced technology while staying close to home. We are dedicated to ensuring you receive expert cancer care throughout your journey to recovery. We are accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and American College of Radiology Radiation Oncology Practice.
The Cancer Treatment Center received the 2020 Guardianship of Excellence Award for achieving and maintaining the 95th percentile or above for Patient Experience. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care and is a reflection of our commitment to patient-centered care.
To learn more about our cancer services at Ogden Regional Medical Center, please call (801) 479-2570.
Customized cancer care
Many types of cancer involve more than one type of treatment option. At Ogden Regional Medical Center, your individual case will be evaluated during a cancer conference by a panel of specialized physicians. The goal of these doctors is to provide a personalized cancer care plan for you and your individual condition.
This meeting allows them to discuss your case from multiple perspectives and customize a treatment plan that will help achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Types of cancer we treat
We treat many types of cancer, including but not limited to:
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Lung cancer
- Metastatic cancers
- Prostate cancer
- Skin cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Treatment options we offer
We offer a variety of cancer treatment options to ensure patients receive the care that is right for them.
Ogden Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Gamma West Cancer Services, offers an advanced radiation therapy treatment option. Tomotherapy is a specialized type of radiation therapy that can localize and target tumors within the body and deliver radiation with increased accuracy.
This type of therapy enables physicians to deliver a high dose of radiation to the target area and substantially minimize side effects to other nearby organs.
By using tomotherapy, our radiation oncologists are able to:
- Adapt the treatment plan at any point
- Customize delivery for each patient, surrounding the target with precise radiation, delivered from all angles
- Minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissue
- Use daily imaging studies to guide treatment based on patient anatomy for that day, rather than for last week or last month
High dose rate brachytherapy
Brachytherapy is internal radiation that involves the placement of radiation directly at the site of the cancerous tumor. A key feature of brachytherapy is that the radiation only affects a localized area around the radiation source and provides a more precise treatment in only a few minutes. HDR brachytherapy can be performed in 3 to 10 treatments, depending on the type of cancer being treated. And because the radioactive source is retracted after treatment is complete, there isn’t a concern of radiation exposure for family.
We offer biopsies, ablations, embolization and y90 treatments.
Chemotherapy (chemo) is a medication used to treat cancer. The main goals of chemo are to cure cancer, keep it from spreading, slow its growth and relieve cancer symptoms. Your doctor may suggest more than one chemo drug because some medications work better together.
You may receive chemo:
- Through an IV (intravenous)
- Through central venous catheters
- Via implanted ports in the chest
- Orally by mouth
- Via an injection into the muscle (intramuscular)
- Via an injection into the spinal fluid (intrathecal)
Your chemo dosage schedule may last from a few weeks up to a year, with varying cycle frequency. Treatments are followed by rest cycles to give your body time to build healthy new cells and regain strength. It may be used along or in combination with surgery and radiation therapy.
Some patients require surgery as an option to treat cancer. Most often, surgery is used to remove the tumor or any of the affected areas of the body.
Cancer support services
At Ogden Regional Medical Center, we understand that cancer care needs go beyond treatment. That's why we offer a variety of cancer support services to help you heal—body and mind.
Cancer rehabilitation combines nutritional support with cancer-specific exercise therapy. Our cancer rehabilitation program provides access to:
- A registered dietitian
- Individualized treatment plans
- Monitored exercise sessions
- Nutritional education
Participants in this program often experience several benefits, such as decreased fatigue and nausea. They also report increased balance, control, range of motion and quality of life.
Cancer nurse navigator
Our cancer nurse navigator is an experienced nurse who will be an advocate for you throughout your treatment. The nurse navigator is there to answer your questions, connect you with helpful resources and coordinate your schedule and appointments with the appropriate physicians. Our navigator provides each patient with continued support throughout their cancer journey.
Social work services
A social worker can help you deal with the psychological, social, and emotional concerns you face though your journey and provide resources to cope.
Cancer support groups
Classes or groups to connect with others affected by cancer.
We participate in clinical trials to help find new ways to treat patients and develop and improve new technologies.
Cancer resource center
Ogden Regional Medical Center is also home to the first official cancer resource center in Utah, established through an exclusive partnership between the American Cancer Society (ACS) and our hospital in Weber County.
The center provides resources and information about treatment options. Additionally, trained volunteers staff the center. These volunteers are available to provide help and support.
Patients who have a higher risk of cancer due to their genetic makeup are encouraged to take preventive measures to reduce their risk. We have a board-certified genetic counselor who ensures patients are appropriately screened and tested. The genetic counselor also helps patients understand their test results.
Specific gene testing can identify these patients and help save their lives, as well as the lives of their family members.
Our team of financial counselors can assist you with your financial concerns and help determine how your treatment, billing and insurance can be handled.
Tibetan prayer flags
We offer Tibetan prayer flags as an option for a sign of hope and peace to our patients with cancer. We supply our patients with five Tibetan prayer flags as well as a separate flag with your name written on it. The flag will travel to the highest mountains around the world, eventually ending its journey at Mount Everest.
You can follow your flag's journey at Radiating Hope. This program is free to any interested patient.
When you or someone you love is battling cancer, information can be both empowering and necessary. Learn as much as you can about the disease and treatment, so that you are knowledgeable about your options.
Below are additional resources to help you during your cancer journey.
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