Choose the Strauss Cancer Center for Expert Care
Our fully accredited Strauss Cancer Center has dedicated on-site oncologists who provide personalized attention to patients and their families and are on call 24/7. Our experienced staff includes nurses and doctors who have been providing care at Weiss for more than 30 years. Weiss Memorial Hospital’s multidisciplinary oncology team meets weekly to review patient cases and discuss potential treatment options, meaning you’ll get second (and third) opinions all from one place.
For more than 30 years, Weiss Memorial Hospital has promoted the research and treatment of cancer with our Strauss Cancer Center, which participates in regional, national, and industrial clinical research studies through the National Cancer Institute and major pharmaceuticals. Through this participation, we’re able to bring you the latest cancer treatments while providing the comfort and convenience of a community hospital.
At Weiss Memorial Hospital’s Center for Radiation Oncology, we provide radiation therapy treatment using state-of-the-art medical technology in a warm and caring environment.
Our radiation oncology team is able to precisely target cancerous tumors, offering maximum protection of surrounding healthy tissues. Such treatment provides the highest probability of cure and lowest complication rate.
A Team Approach Means Quality Care
Medical oncologists at Weiss work closely with surgical and radiation specialists and network with major academic institutions in the region to provide you with a highly personalized care plan. Nurses certified by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) work closely with oncologists and other team members, including surgeons, lymphedema specialists, radiation oncologists, nutritionists, radiologists, physical therapists, social workers, and pastoral staff, adding yet another important dimension to our seamless care.
Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, reiki, massage, aromatherapy, and healing touch are offered at additional, competitively priced fees.
Access to Cancer Clinical Trials
The Cancer Research Center at Weiss provides you with access to clinical trials in cancer care. Weiss’ community cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is an affiliate of the University of Chicago. Weiss participates in studies sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and major pharmaceutical companies.
Get the Support You Need
Weiss sponsors outpatient cancer support groups that enable you to discuss and share concerns and uncertainties that often accompany a cancer prognosis.
The American Cancer Society recommends routine cancer screenings for optimal preventive care. Regular cancer testing can help save your life!