The Cancer Center of East Alabama has been designated a Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
The EAMC cancer team is made of surgeons, physicians and other medical specialists including medical oncologists and a radiation oncologist. In addition, our staff includes oncology-certified nurses, dietitians, and social workers. We also have a full-time breast health navigator - a nurse dedicated to guiding, educating and supporting women through breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
The Cancer Center is a 17,000-square-foot facility that features a chemotherapy infusion suite and a Varian Clinac iX linear accelerator, used to combat cancer via radiation. In addition, we have a Resource Library for patients and families. We are pleased to offer state-of-the-art cancer diagnostics and treatment right here at home, and believe that our staff is unsurpassed in their knowledge, expertise, compassion and dedication. For more information, call (334) 528-1070.
Breast Health Services
The Cancer Center of East Alabama provides a full range of breast diagnostics, cancer treatment and support services. We are proud of the advanced technology our Center offers, the wide array of diagnostic and treatment options, and the expertise and compassion of our staff. We believe that all women deserve access to breast cancer screening.
- Digital mammography (All mammograms are read by two radiologists as well as the computer-assisted diagnostic (CAD) system.)
- Breast MRI
- Breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI)
- PET scan
- Biopsy using breast MRI
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided biopsy
- Sentinel node biopsy
The Cancer Center has three oncologists on its medical staff (medical oncologists and a radiation oncologist. In addition, our team of cancer experts includes board-certified surgeons, physicists, dosimetrists, oncology-certified nurses, oncology-certified social workers, pharmacists, dietitians and other professionals.
- Chemotherapy infusion suite
- Radiation therapy, including the use of a Varian Clinac linear accelerator with IMRT/IGRT
- Lymphedema therapy
The Cancer Center of East Alabama has on staff a Breast Health Navigator. This is a specially trained nurse who guides women through diagnosis, treatment and support. Additionally, we offer the following:
- Support groups
- Transportation assistance
- Cindi’s Library (a cancer resource library for patients and their families)
- Women’s Boutique (featuring mastectomy/lumpectomy bras, swimwear, prostheses, and other items)
East Alabama Medical Center is committed to providing every woman with breast cancer screening, regardless of their ability to pay. Therefore, the East Alabama Medical Center Foundation has a Free Mammogram program that benefits women with limited or no health insurance coverage, women who most likely would not receive this potentially life-saving screening test. The program is funded through community donations to the EAMC Foundation. For more information, visit the EAMC Foundation.
For more information, visit the Cancer Center web site here, or call (334) 528-1070.