FIGHT FOR LIFE
We support you with the latest cancer treatments and technology
Our support extends well beyond the cure
Equipped with the latest technologies and therapies, the Anita Stewart Oncology Center is staffed by expert cancer care professionals who provide a compassionate touch.
This freestanding facility, located near Southwell’s Tift Regional Medical Center, is designed to meet the special needs of people receiving cancer treatment and those who support them. Our program includes radiation treatment, chemotherapy, combined cancer therapy management, treatment of blood disorders, palliative care, support services and more. For example, we are one of the few locations in the state of Georgia with a linear arc accelerator for advanced ratiation treatments.
No two patients are alike. That is why you will have a team of specialists who understand the nuances of each type of cancer to develop an individualized treatment plan. The Anita Stewart Oncology Center providers will educate you on the latest cancer research and preventative measures so you can make informed treatment decisions.
With the increased success in treating cancers, becoming a cancer survivor is more common. Our integrated approach helps you fight the cancer, and helps you transition back to life. Unfortunately, not everyone can fight or beat cancer. Our integrated approach also helps you navigate important quality of life choices.
Types of Cancers We Treat
There are five main cancer types that can affect your body.
The most common type of cancer in humans is carcinoma. Carcinoma is a cancer that begins in tissue that lines the inner or outer surfaces of the body. Common sites are lung, breast, prostate, colon and pancreas.
Sarcoma is a group of cancers that begin in the bones and in the soft tissues. Soft tissue sarcoma forms in the tissues that connect, support and surround other body structures, including muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons and the lining of your joints. There are more than 70 types of sarcoma.
Leukemia is a cancer of the early blood-forming cells. There are several types of leukemia, which are divided based mainly on whether the leukemia is acute (fast growing) or chronic (slower growing), and whether it starts in myeloid cells or lymphoid cells. Different types of leukemia have different treatment options and outlooks.
Lymphoma is cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. These cells are in the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and other parts of the body. When you have lymphoma, lymphocytes change and grow out of control. The two main types of lymphoma are non-Hodgkin (most common) and Hodgkin.
Central Nervous System Cancers
An adult central nervous system tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain and/or spinal cord. There are many types of brain and spinal cord tumors. The tumors are formed by the abnormal growth of cells and may begin in different parts of the brain or spinal cord. Together, the brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS).