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Cancer Care

Cancer Care (Oncology) —
Diagnosis, Treatments & Lifetime Care

The Oncology Program at Virginia Hospital Center exists to provide effective, quality and compassionate care.
Certified as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons, Virginia Hospital Center offers the important advantages of a research and teaching facility:

State of the Art Detection Technology
We have the tools. We have the professionals. We’ll make the right diagnosis, so you can get the right treatment. Read more

Cutting-edge Treatment Options
Our physicians and health professionals have in-depth knowledge of—and access toadvanced therapies and technology and extensive experience treating patients with various types of cancer, enabling them to provide superior medical care. Read more

Focus on Survivorship
Our physician specialists teach classes in cancer care and the latest developments in cancer treatment and provide continuous support. Read more

Robert E. Lee Oncology Unit

Virginia Hospital Center provides a continuum of cancer care through Robert E. Lee Oncology Unit:

To read more about treating patients with various types of cancer, please click on the links below to expand or collapse.

Breast Cancer

The Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health at Virginia Hospital Center is the first totally comprehensive breast health center in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Read more

Colorectal Cancer

Coming to grips with a colorectal cancer diagnosis is not easy and choosing the right surgeon is one of the most important decisions a patient will make. Of the 70,000 practicing U.S. surgeons, only 1,300 are colorectal surgeons with advanced training. The Colorectal Surgery program at Virginia Hospital Center offers our patients access to board-certified colorectal surgeons. Read more

Endocrine Cancer

Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group - Surgical Specialists offers care from specialized physicians with fellowship training in the evaluation and treatment of surgical conditions of the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, and other neuroendocrine tumors. Read more

Gastro-Intestinal, Liver & Pancreas, Sarcoma and Skin Cancers

General surgeons at Virginia Hospital Center provide surgical procedures to treat a spectrum of conditions involving the GI tract (including the stomach, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder) as well as the skin and soft tissue (sarcoma). Read more

Gynecologic Cancers

Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group - Gynecologic Oncology offers screenings and treatments of precancerous gynecologic diseases and cancers (uterine, ovarian, cervical and cancer of the vulva). Read more

Lung Cancer

The Lung Cancer Center at Virginia Hospital Center is the only facility in the northern Virginia, DC Metropolitan area to offer a unified resource of state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging techniques for lung cancer detection and treatment. Our physicians and surgeons recognize the importance of communication and are readily available to one another to expedite patient care with efficiency often speaking with patients within 24 hours of initial contact to the center's coordinator. Read more

Urologic Cancers

Urology at Virginia Hospital Center delivers compassionate and state-of-the-art medical care for the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of genitourinary issues. Read more

Robotic Surgery

The computer-enhanced da Vinci® Surgical System's robotic technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand, introducing precise, versatile instrument movement combined with a magnified, three-dimensional view of the prostate itself. Read more

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Virginia Hospital Center Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

Virginia Hospital Center’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 standards categorized within one of four areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services and quality improvement. The cancer program was further evaluated on seven commendation standards. To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all seven standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the 27 other standards.

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