Cancer Center

Phone Numbers

Hematology / Oncology
(803) 794-7511
Radiation Oncology
(803) 791-2575
Women's Imaging
(803) 791-2486

After Your Diagnosis

All the new information that comes with your diagnosis can be overwhelming. Take one thing at a time.

First Steps

Sometimes it's hard to know what to do first.

1. Schedule your appointments as early as possible.

Typically, the earlier your treatment, the better the results.

Your nurse navigator, a nurse who specializes in working with cancer patients, can help get you into appointments fast and avoid scheduling conflicts.

2. Ask your doctor questions.

You're the most important member of your health care team. Make sure you understand what's being said, ask questions and speak up when something is important to you.

What kinds of questions should I ask?

  • Will I need further tests?
  • Has the cancer spread?
  • What are my treatment options?

How We Can Help

Your care will be consistent.
We're one team. Not only does our staff share a medical records system, our doctors and nurses get together weekly to discuss patient cases and treatments.

You don't have to do it alone.
Your nurse navigator will handle your schedule and help you understand your disease. She'll help you make appointments, schedule treatments, make decisions and get you through to recovery as quickly as possible.

Understand Your Condition

Cancer treatments and terminology can be confusing. You can refer to our guide, or ask your nurse navigator to help answer your questions as they come up.

Talk to your nurse navigator.

Our nurse navigators can help make the best decisions for your diagnosis.

Find Support

A diagnosis can cause difficult changes in your day-to-day life and your future plans. We offer help for any obstacle you may face.

Financial Assistance

Insurance and finances can become complicated. We'll make sure you understand your coverage and help you find assistance.

(803) 791-2340

Legal Issues

Making your legal wishes clear can help you and your family down the road.

(803) 791-2340

Support Group

Talking to others who understand your challenges and frustrations can make your path to recovery easier. Find a support group that's right for you.