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Cancer Care at Sacred Heart Medical Center

If you’re diagnosed with cancer, life changes suddenly. As part of Providence Regional Cancer Center, our specialized team of doctors, nurses and care providers can guide you through this challenging time. We treat all types of cancer and help you and your family with all aspects of a cancer diagnosis.

We offer leading-edge technology and the most advanced treatments for fighting cancer while recognizing that having cancer can affect your emotional, spiritual and financial well-being in addition to your physical health. We treat you holistically and tailor our services to meet all your needs. You get the benefit of a team of cancer specialists who work together to ensure you get the best possible care. We’re here for you from screening and diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

2069.3 miles away
509-474-5490
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cancer Care at Sacred Heart Medical Center

If you’re diagnosed with cancer, life changes suddenly. As part of Providence Regional Cancer Center, our specialized team of doctors, nurses and care providers can guide you through this challenging time. We treat all types of cancer and help you and your family with all aspects of a cancer diagnosis.

We offer leading-edge technology and the most advanced treatments for fighting cancer while recognizing that having cancer can affect your emotional, spiritual and financial well-being in addition to your physical health. We treat you holistically and tailor our services to meet all your needs. You get the benefit of a team of cancer specialists who work together to ensure you get the best possible care. We’re here for you from screening and diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

2069.3 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Cancer screening

Often the earlier you find cancer, the easier it is to treat. Screening recommendations vary according to your age, family health history, personal history and risk factors. Talking with your doctor is the best way to determine the screening tests and schedule that are right for you.

Common screening tests include those for cancers of the breast, cervix, colon and rectum, lung and prostate. Based on your needs, your doctor may recommend other screening tests as well.

Diagnostic imaging

Diagnostic imaging tools allow us to detect many types of cancer. Imaging technology can also help us monitor your response to treatment.

Imaging tests we use include:

  • CT
  • Mammography
  • MRI
  • PET
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
Pathology

If we identify a tumor, a surgeon or other provider will biopsy it and send it to a pathologist who will determine if it’s cancer. If it is, the pathologist’s report will tell us the type and provide other useful information. Your doctors will use this information to guide your treatment.

Tumor review board

An important part of your care at Providence is our tumor review board. It brings together providers from many different specialties to discuss your case and make treatment recommendations. Members of the team may include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and others.

Genetic counseling and testing

Our genetic counseling program can help you determine if you or your family members are at risk for hereditary cancers. Knowledge of your risk can help you make informed decisions about treatment, screening and prevention strategies.

Our genetic services include:

  • Assessment of hereditary risk
  • Counseling regarding medical and family history
  • Evaluation of medical and family history information to determine the likelihood that a condition may be hereditary
  • Genetic testing when a genetic cause is suspected and testing is desired
  • Interpretation of test results
  • Risk reduction strategies
  • Screening recommendations
Treatments

Treatment is based on the type of cancer you have as well as factors such as its characteristics, whether it has spread, your personal preferences and more. In many cases, more than one treatment is part of your care.

Treatments we offer include:

  • Biological therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • High-dose brachytherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Surgery

At Providence, we offer comprehensive cancer services. We will be at your side no matter where you are on your cancer journey.

Support groups

The support of people going through a similar experience can be invaluable when you’re dealing with cancer. Providence offers several cancer support groups:

  • Cancer support group. Open to anyone touched by any type of cancer. Meets first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 509-474-5490.
Tobacco cessation

Smoking may contribute to many types of cancer, but it’s never too late to quit. Providence offers a number of resources to help, including educational materials, health coaches and our free, four-week tobacco cessation program.

Cancer specialists who may be involved in your care include:

  • Chaplains
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurses
  • Palliative care specialists
  • Pathologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiation therapists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Radiologists
  • Social workers
  • Surgeons

Awards

  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Surgery
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Colon Cancer Surgery
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Lung Cancer Surgery
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Ovarian Cancer Surgery
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Prostate Cancer Surgery

Why Choose Us for Cancer Care?

Providence Regional Cancer Center includes the largest specialty provider group in the region. This means you have access to the best cancer specialists and a full range of support services for you and your loved ones. We’re also able to minimize the time between your diagnosis and treatment with coordinated, whole-person care that always puts you first.

We provide expert cancer care for children, the elderly and everyone in between. In addition to providing treatment for breast, colorectal and lung cancers, we’re the only provider in the region that specializes in bone cancer and hepatobiliary, gynecological and pediatric oncology. You’ll receive care throughout every stage of your cancer journey – beginning with screening and early diagnosis and continuing through treatment and ongoing support.

The earlier your cancer is diagnosed, the sooner you can begin treatment and the better your outcomes. With our region-wide coordinated care, you’ll be diagnosed and your treatment can begin more quickly. We coordinate care between your cancer specialists and your primary care provider – all within Spokane – so you won’t wait long to see your doctor.

Our cancer care is always highly personalized. Your care team works with you to design a treatment plan that fits your personal needs. Our spectrum of care includes support services – such as dietitians, counselors and chaplains – to care for your body, mind and spirit. Your local oncology team also receives input from our multidisciplinary tumor boards, where a team of oncology experts discusses patient cases and makes sure you’re getting the very best treatment.

Our specialty surgeons pride themselves on using minimally invasive techniques in 90 percent of cases to reduce pain and improve recovery time for our patients. We also have the largest robotic thoracic program in the Inland Northwest.

We take a team-based approach to your cancer care. And we’re able to offer a breadth and depth of specialty care. This team may include board-certified medical oncologists, oncology-certified nurses, radiologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, fellowship-trained surgeons and other cancer specialists. You and your family will also receive a full range of support services well beyond conventional treatment, from genetic counseling and education to nutrition and pain management.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We provide language translation services, and our clinicians travel to rural communities or use telehealth to follow up with their patients.

We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities. In keeping with our Mission, Providence offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

We’ve been caring for the people of Spokane since 1878. The Providence Regional Cancer Center now features world-class surgeons, nationally recognized hospitals and medical centers, and nearly 20 specialty clinics throughout the region. As a Providence patient, you have access to the largest community-based cancer network in the United States. This means that your local cancer care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across Providence’s 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of our network is one of the reasons thousands of newly diagnosed cancer patients choose us for their cancer care each year.

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