The RGH Cancer Treatment and Education Center opened in 1996 and is arguably one of the most valuable health care resources the Northern Neck has received since the opening of the hospital. It provides more than 4,000 treatments and procedures every year to patients living right here in the community. The in-depth program offered by the Cancer Center is designed to provide cancer patients and their families the highest quality and most comprehensive treatment available - all in comfortable setting, close to home.
For the convenience of our patients, we have relationships with award-winning cancer centers. Through the Cancer Center, RGH has a partnership with The Massey Cancer Center of Virginia Commonwealth University Health System of Richmond that brings an outreach program to the community, allowing the hospital to provide university level cancer care to our rural community.
The VCU cancer specialists work with local patients’ primary care physicians, the hospital’s pharmacy, laboratory and other medical professionals at RGH to examine, evaluate and develop treatment plans for cancer patients with blood disorders. Patients requiring radiation therapy have access to a van for transportation to VCU.
Additionally, our Cancer Center staff includes 11 oncology RNs, oncology patient care technicians and clerical support staff and is supplemented by our state-of-the-art laboratory and radiology departments. Our cancer care team consistently ranks high in the satisfaction of our patients.
The Cancer Center houses a patient care area with four private exam rooms, a large treatment room where patients receive chemotherapy and other treatments, and an education room for private consolations.
Community Education Programs
Look Good...Feel Better:
The American Cancer Society’s program for patients in active treatment for cancer or still experiencing the appearance related side effects. Participants learn to deal with loss of skin moisture, change in skin tone and hair loss. FREE. Sponsored by the RGH Cancer Center. For more information, call (804) 435-8593.
Support Group for Cancer Patients:
An opportunity for individuals with cancer and their families to share experiences and concerns, enhance coping through support and to gain information related to cancer and treatment. The group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the Cancer Center at (804) 435-8593.