LRMC’s Oncology Department is certified as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
Our dedicated oncology unit houses 44 beds with mostly private rooms for inpatient visits, and a short-stay room for outpatient blood transfusion services. The unit features a library filled with patient education resources and internet access plus a family lounge equipped with refrigerator and microwave for families and visitors.
Our Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialists and Oncology Certified Nurses provide outstanding care. Nurses who administer chemotherapy have completed the national Oncology Nursing Society’s Chemotherapy and Biotherapy course. Staff nurses complete 16 hours of oncology nursing training during their first year of employment to enhance their cancer nursing skills.
Other cancer specialists available include a Psychosocial Specialist (licensed social worker), a clinical dietitian, and a clinical pharmacist.
Patients benefit from our Palliative Care program to manage symptoms such as pain, nausea and shortness of breath, in collaboration with the physician, to improve complex cases.
Many of our patients participate in clinical trials, and can stay home in the Lakeland area without having to travel for extended periods of time to far-away cancer research facilities.
2012 Cancer Program Annual Report
Download the 2012 Cancer Program Annual Report.
Lakeland Regional Medical Center has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.