Contributing to South Carolina Cancer Data
The Cancer Registry at Lexington Medical Center collects data for the South Carolina Central Cancer Registry, as mandated by both state and federal law, and maintains a concise record of cancer patients diagnosed and treated here.
Data on all cancers seen at LMC helps to determine the cancer burden for the State of South Carolina. These figures aid in the determination of funds that are apportioned to the state by the federal government for research, treatment and other areas of cancer care that directly impact the residents of South Carolina. These funds pay for investigations that look at “cancer clusters” to determine if an environmental cause may be contributing to cancer in a designated area.
For the hospital, the Cancer Registry serves as the data collection arm of the Cancer Program. All data is collected in compliance with the rules and regulations of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer in such a way as to be useful for research, recording such things as date of diagnosis, stage of disease at the time of diagnosis, treatment regimen, date treatment was started and survival data.
Our Certified Tumor Registrars are an integral part of the care team made up of physicians, nurses, administration, outreach and all other employees of Lexington Medical Center who contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of our cancer patients. The data collected for the Cancer Program consistently exceeds the requirements of North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, South Carolina Central Cancer Registry and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.