- Cancer Care
A cancer diagnosis comes with so much baggage: a rollercoaster of emotions, tests and procedures, trips to the hospital, and questions about everything from what treatment is best to how to keep up with your responsibilities at home and work. At Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, we help the whole person -- body, mind, and spirit -- and offer education and prevention as well as treatment. Here's what we do and how we can help you.
New Cancer Center Opens - Radiation Therapy Offered in Partnership with VCU Massey Cancer Center
Spotsylvania Regional Cancer Center has joined with VCU Massey Cancer Center to bring the newest radiation oncology services to the Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg region. Dr. Michael Porrazzo, Director of Radiation Oncology, has over 20 years of experience in the latest radiation techniques and is board certified in Radiation Oncology. He and his staff will provide a multidisciplinary approach to patient management/patient care for all cancer diagnoses.
Available services include:
- TrueBeam High Energy Linear Accelerator
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- High Dose Rate Afterloading
- Partial Breast Irradiation
- Stereotactic Body Radio-Surgery (coming soon)
- Prone Breast Treatment
- 4-D General Electric Optima Simulator
- Respiratory Gating
- Clinical Trial Options (coming soon)
More information about Dr. Porrazzo
Being diagnosed with cancer can turn your life upside-down. When you become a patient of our cancer center, we assign you an oncology nurse navigator -- a specially-educated, certified oncology nurse who helps you through the entire process, from testing through treatment. This nurse acts as a coach, guide, and coordinator for your care. In addition, we work closely with your referring physician so he or she knows what's happening with your care and can be a part of your treatment team.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recognizes that half of all cancer patients experience depression and anxiety. We can assess you for problems regarding your daily life, job, emotional status, and family life -- and if you like we can bring in a social worker, nutritional counselor, chaplain, or other helping professional to help you cope.
SRMC's cancer program offers a coordinated approach, including surgery (such as reconstructive breast surgery), infusion, and advanced diagnostic capabilities like MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and digital mammography. Whatever you need, we do it here for you. And our staff members who administer these tests and perform these procedures are not only highly trained, experienced, and educated -- they also have a tremendous combination of intelligence and compassion.
We don’t just treat -- we prevent.
There's more to cancer care than treating it once it happens -- there's also the whole idea of helping you prevent disease before it strikes. That's why we offer smoking cessation programs, colonoscopies, mammograms, lung cancer screening using low-dose CT scans, and other educational and screening tools.
We're a community resource.
We want to help keep everyone in our community happy and healthy. At Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, we do community outreach through classes in cancer detection, risk factors, cancer prevention, and healthy living. We teach our classes at places of employment or at community centers like churches, and our instructors are all highly-trained clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, or physicians. If you'd like us to develop a class for your community, whether it's your employees or the members of your club or church, please contact us at 540-498-4054.