2012 Cancer Annual Report
Port Huron Hospital's Community Cancer Program received the 2009 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award. In fact, only one-in-four hospitals that treat cancer receive this special approval. This accreditation is a recognition of the quality of our comprehensive patient care and of our commitment that you will have access to all of the various medical specialists who are involved in diagnosing and treating cancer. For information about Port Huron Hospital's Cancer Program, call 810.989.3143
With state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and procedures, patients can be diagnosed in early stages of the disease and, therefore, have a better chance for survival. We offer:
This unit is designed to create a healing environment for cancer patients and their families when they require an overnight stay in the hospital. The cancer treatment unit features expert medical care plus therapeutic massage and spiritual counseling.
Cancer treatment is available on an outpatient basis through the Wismer Procedures unit of Port Huron Hospital.
Look Good Feel Better - For women in cancer treatment experiencing hair loss, skin, facial and nail changes.
Cancer Support Group for Women - We invite women experiencing cancer to attend our support group to help cope with the struggle that all cancers can bring at any stage.
Cancer Support Group for Men - This is a Support Group for MEN who have or have had Cancer.
Reach to Recovery - Breast Cancer Survivors volunteer to visit patients during their hospital stay providing support, education and comfort. Contact the American Cancer Society at 800.227.2345 or www.cancer.org for a referral.
An American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center is located in the Lang Library and is staffed with community volunteers available to help you get answers to your cancer questions and access American Cancer Society programs and services. The Cancer Resource Center is available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Pain management services are offered on both an inpatient and outpatient basis to reduce suffering and improve quality of life for cancer patients. It includes both diagnostic and therapeutic services. Treatments include epidural injections, nerve blocks, Pharmacological control, pumps/stimulators, radio frequency ablation, and trigger point injections.
Because pain affects individuals in many ways, the treatment plan evolves around the whole person - body, mind and spirit - including nutritional counseling, massage therapy, stress reduction, and psychological counseling.
Many special screening and educational programs for the early detection and prevention of cancer are offered through Women's Wellness Place and 55 Plus membership programs.
Research cancer information online by clicking here.
Our medical staff includes four oncologists, a radiation oncologist and highly qualified general surgeons, radiologists, internists, urologists, pulmonologists, gynecologists and other specialists. Our oncologists participate in national clinical trials through affiliations with national research programs.