We understand a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. That’s why we’ve designed our Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide all the specialized care and advanced treatment you and your family need to fight cancer. We’re with you to help you get to better health through treatments and follow-up care.
Personalized Treatment Plans
Your treatment plan will take into consideration your specific type of cancer, your age, current overall health and personal preferences. Our dedicated cancer care team is led by some of the region’s leading oncologists, known as much for their compassionate care as their skill in fighting cancer. These specialists work in close partnership with surgeons, oncology-certified nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other experts to create a fully personalized treatment plan.
For some types of cancer, surgery is the best treatment. Whenever possible, our board-certified surgeons use minimally invasive techniques which require fewer and smaller incisions for less pain, fewer complications and faster recovery. This system also helps your surgeon by providing a clearer view of your cancer and the precision and control to remove as much of the disease as possible.
Medical/Chemotherapy, Biological Therapy, Immunotherapy, Targeted Therapy
The Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center offers the latest and most effective medical therapies, in healing settings designed to feel like home. In addition to chemotherapy, newer options include immunotherapy, which trains the body’s immune system to fight and kill cancer.
At CMCCC, we’re bringing these medical therapies to rural populations in a more convenient location. The Oncology Suite there offers a special environment for patients to receive chemotherapy and other infusion treatments from trained oncology nurses in privacy and comfort.
More than half of all cancer patients will require radiation therapy during their treatment programs. At the Cynthia A. Rydholm Cancer Treatment Center we offer some of the most advanced technology available, including image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), which delivers highly powerful and precise radiation to the tumor, while preserving surrounding healthy tissue.
Other therapies available include external beam radiation therapy; prostate Brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants); and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for precise treatments of several types of cancer. The Rydholm Center also has a superficial therapy unit which is used to treat patients who have skin cancers.