In the fight against cancer, the Regional Cancer Center is on the front lines, right here at home. With our exceptional physicians, team members and advanced technology, cancer has met its match. We know you want the best cancer care possible which is why the Regional Cancer Center is here for you with locations throughout Southwest Virginia.
Regional Cancer Center Johnston Memorial Hospital
16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24111
Regional Cancer Center at
Russell County Medical Center
54 Carroll Street
Lebanon, VA 24266
Regional Cancer Center at
Smyth County Community Hospital
245 Medical Park Drive
Marion, VA 24354
Our team will make sure you get the care you need at the most convenient location possible. We provide medical and radiation oncology services, including diagnostic radiology and laboratory services. Our patients also have access to cancer education and screening programs, as well as a breast cancer support group.
We are Commission on Cancer accredited, open 5 days a week with location options that are close to home. Conveniently located on hospital campuses, our team has access the specialists you need for your care: Dermatology, Endocrinology, ENT, GI, Nephrology, OB/GYN, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, and others. As a collaborative care team, we meet regularly as an interdisciplinary team regarding our patients care.
All patients have access to nutritional evaluation while emotional and practical support is available through our Triumph navigators. No matter where you are in your fight against cancer – whether you’ve been recently diagnosed, are recovering from surgery or in the middle of recovery – we’re here for you and your cancer care needs.
What We Offer
Surgery is perhaps the oldest known cancer treatment and can be used in a variety of circumstances. It is often used to diagnose and stage cancer, as well as to assist in other treatment options by inserting ports or other access devices. Surgery is most effective against localized cancers that are detected early, but even when an entire tumor can’t be removed, surgery may help relieve symptoms or discomfort. Additionally, surgery can be used for preventative procedures as well as reconstruction after other treatments.
Johnston Memorial Hospital provides surgical oncology procedures such as: tumor removal from the breast, lungs, kidneys and other areas; lumpectomies and mastectomies; prostate removal; and seed implantation.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy doses of radiation to destroy cancer cells. Often used in conjunction with other therapies, it is delivered precisely to one location, limiting damage to the other healthy cells in the body. Our facility offers highly precise treatment, following the best clinical data and safety guidelines including the use of on-board CT scanners which allow us to track the motion of tumors in challenging areas of the body, improving both the success and the safety of treatments. Radiation therapy can successfully treat breast, prostate, thyroid, skin and many other types of cancer.
While surgery and radiation therapy remove, kill, or damage cancer cells in a certain area, chemo works throughout the whole body. Chemotherapy treatments are very specific based on the type of cancer, where it is, how big it is, and how it is affecting you and your overall health. Cancer can be treated with a single chemo drug, but often several drugs are used in a certain order or in certain combinations called combination chemotherapy. Sometimes chemo is the only treatment you need, however, more often, chemo is used with surgery or radiation therapy or both. Chemo may be used to shrink a tumor before surgery or radiation therapy, or it may be used after surgery or radiation therapy to help kill any remaining cancer cells.
- Other Services
- Genetic Testing and Education
- Hematology (Blood Disorders)
- Nutritional Support
- Clinical Trial Education
- Specialist Support
- Medication Assistance
- Triumph Cancer Navigation Services -This program can help guide you and your family by serving as your personal contact, and answering questions about what to expect throughout your care. They are there to help assist in coordinating appointments and treatments, provide emotional support for you and your caregivers, as well as offer additional resources relevant to your cancer diagnosis.
- Screening and Support Resources
- Lung Nodule clinic (only known way to catch lung cancer)
- EBUS technology
- Women’s Center
- Breast cancer Support Group
- Susan G. Komen Grant Award Winner
- Community Resources & Connections
- Cancer Outreach
- Circle of Hope
- Relay for Life