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    Cancer Services

    Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing experience.

    That is why Forrest Health provides a continuum of compassionate, high quality, state-of-the-art services for the detection, prevention and treatment of cancer through Forrest General Hospital's Cancer Center. There, a well-trained, multidiciplinary team maintains a personalized focus on the needs of each individual patient.

    Our team strives to improve the quality and length of life for our patients and continues to further research the cause, prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.

    We are Here to Help

    Forrest General Hospital's Cancer Center, located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi ranks among the largest and most sophisticated regional cancer treatment centers in South Mississippi and offers a place where patients can receive advanced care in a beautiful, compassionate environment.

    Forrest General Hospital operates the only comprehensive community Cancer Center in the 19-county service area. Additionally, the hospital received a 2015 Medical Excellence Award for cancer Care services by CareChex®, a division of Comparion, ranking Forrest General in the Top 10% in the Nation for Cancer Care and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

    We also have a Cancer Registry to guarantee accurate and timely collection of diagnosed and/or treated cancer patient data. The registry's focus is to exceed the expectations of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer standards and fulfill the Cancer Committee's vision. The Cancer Registry gives our team the ability to evaluate patient outcomes and identify opportunities for improvement over time.

    Clinical Services

    Our comprehensive cancer program is here to support you. From detection and diagnosis to education, rehabilitation and treatment, our physicians and staff are here to offer you the best in cancer care and help support you and keep you informed with managing your treatment.

    The center features the services of a multidisciplinary team led by medical oncologists/hematologists and radiation oncologists, who provide high quality medical care in a continuum of settings. In addition to medical and radiation oncologists, a complete range of physician specialists provide expertise in diagnoses, surgical removal, disease management and reconstructive procedures.

    Inpatient Oncology Unit

    The Inpatient Oncology Unit is located on the sixth floor of the hospital and is staffed by nurses who are specially-trained to meet the unique needs of the cancer patient when inpatient care is required.

    Outpatient Clinical Solutions

    Outpatient Clinical Solutions, housed at the Cancer Center and staffed with an on-site pharmacist and specially-trained nurses, is an outpatient infusion and chemotherapy unit providing chemotherapy, infusion therapy, blood transfusion, vascular access device management, ambulatory pump home infusions, team consults, and lab monitoring.

    Radiation Planning and Treatment

    Radiation Planning and Treatment and follow-up monitoring are provided at the Cancer Center to both hospital inpatients and outpatients by a highly-trained radiation therapy team. The Forrest General Cancer Center's Radiation Oncology Department has received a three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology.

    Home Care and Hospice

    Forrest General Home Care and Hospice utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach to offer support and compassionate care for patients and their families in the home setting.

    Stereotactic Radiosurgery

    In spite of its name, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a radiation treatment, not a surgical procedure. Stereotactic radiosurgery works by using four dimensional imaging to target abnormalities and treat them with high doses of radiation. SRS treatment plans minimize damage to nearby healthy tissue with their image-guided targeting.

    Forrest General has the ability to treat a number of different types of cancers using SRS including brain, lung, spine, liver and prostate as well as other neurological problems. This state-of-the-art treatment can save patients time and money by offering similar results to traditional radiation therapy with fewer sessions.


    Cancer Center Annual Report

    The Forrest General Hospital Cancer Committee are glad to present our 2015 Cancer Program Annual Report. The report consists of the dedicated efforts made by the Cancer Committee, Cancer Registry, Administration, Physicians and Cancer Team Members.

    Contact Us

    For more information about our services, call Forrest Health OnCall at 1-800-844-4445 between the hours of 3-8 p.m., Monday through Friday, or submit a contact form below. 

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