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A Leading Provider of Cancer Care in the Greater Cleveland Region

When it comes to cancer care, University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center at Southwest General is recognized and respected for delivering comprehensive, patient-focused care close to home. The Center features a skilled team of clinical professionals committed to helping patients fight and manage this disease. Through a combination of physician and staff expertise, state-of the-art technology and clinical trials, the Center provides some of the highest quality care available for the best possible outcomes.

Comprehensive Services Designed for Your Individual Needs

Our knowledgeable team of cancer specialists includes oncologists, radiologists, nurses, therapists, social workers and dieticians who work together to create personalized treatment plans for cancer patients in the Greater Cleveland area.

Because each cancer patient is unique, and there is no “one size fits all” solution for cancer care, we offer a wide range of cancer services so patients can benefit from the treatments that best improve their quality of life.

Our quality cancer services include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Access to clinical trials
  • Dedicated laboratory and pharmacy services
  • Cancer education programs
  • Gynecological oncology
  • Hematology services (blood management)
  • Hydration therapy
  • Infusion therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Pain management
  • Resource Center featuring information on cancer and its treatment
  • Social and therapeutic activities for patients and families
  • Cancer screening services
  • Support groups
  • Radiation therapy

In addition to the above services, the UH Seidman Cancer Center at Southwest General provides patients with access to:

  • Exercise programs and massage therapy through Lifeworks, our health and fitness center
  • Home infusion therapy
  • Hospice services
  • Lymphedema treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Spiritual care services
  • Support groups
  • A state of the art Breast Center (offering Diagnostic and screening mammography, Digital mammography, Breast ultrasound and Stereotactic breast biopsy)
  • Surgical services, including minimally invasive surgical procedures

Patients requiring additional services may be referred to cancer specialists at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center (University Circle location).

Nationally Recognized Cancer Program

Southwest General’s cancer program has been officially accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (COC) as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program. This highly-sought accreditation recognizes cancer programs that have met the COC-established performance measures for the provision of high-quality cancer care. As a COC-accredited program, UH Seidman Cancer Center at Southwest General is recognized as offering patients the full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support cancer patients and their families.

For cancer patients and their families, this recognition is an assurance of quality cancer care services conveniently located close to home.


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