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Cancer Care at Union

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When cancer is your diagnosis, make Union Hospital your choice.

Screening and detection
Inpatient/outpatient care
Infusion Center
Clinical trials
Cancer Resource Center

We’re committed to providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home.

Treatment options include radiation therapy in collaboration with University of Maryland Radiation Oncology, as well as an advanced Infusion Center and participation in clinical trials.

Screening and detection services include scheduled appointments for some of the most common cancers in our community, including disease of the breast, colon, skin and prostate.

Click here to learn about American Cancer Society’s recommendations and guidelines for the early detection of cancer.

Inpatient and outpatient services are offered at Union Hospital and through our association with University of Maryland (for radiation therapy) or Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Inpatient and outpatient cancer program services are staffed with nurses who have specialized training and certification in oncology. In addition, all nurses in the outpatient infusion unit are certified in chemotherapy, biotherapy and oncology.

A full-time, dedicated social worker helps patients and their families with questions about community resources, insurance coverage, support groups and more.

Infusion Center staff members provide intravenous (IV) infusions and therapeutic injections, such as chemotherapy, intravenous antibiotics and blood transfusions. Read more.

Clinical trial participation is available through Union Hospital. Participation can help further the understanding of cancer, contribute to the development of treatment options and offer access to the newest treatments. Clinical trial participation is voluntary, and patients may withdraw from a trial at any time.

If appropriate, the doctor may talk with the patient about clinical trial participation. A clinical trials nurse can look for available enrollment options and provide detailed information about the potential benefits and risks. If the patient agrees to enroll, treatment and follow-up is provided according to the clinical trial’s specific protocol.

Visit the National Institutes of Health’s “Clinical Research Trials and You” patient information page.

The Cancer Resource Center is a volunteer-run service that provides patient education and support. Volunteers are available to visit patients during the course of treatment.