• Neurosurgery

    The NeuroSpine Center is a unique specialty clinic with highly trained physicians treating brain, spine and peripheral nerve conditions. A normal, active lifestyle can be regained with modern neurosurgery methods. Read More
  • Women's Services

    Many of our women's health services, including classes, women's imaging, lactation services and the Family Birth Center, are conveniently grouped in the Women's Center, a four-story building located on the SAMC campus. Read More
  • Southeast Cancer Center

    A Commission on Cancer approved program, Southeast Cancer Center provides compassionate care for more than 800 newly diagnosed patients each year and cancer patients with ongoing treatment needs. Read More
  • Pain Management

    The Southeast Pain Management Center is a state-of-the-art clinic staffed by physicians board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. We partner with other physicians with an emphasis on wellness. Read More
  • Behavioral Health Services

    SAMC offers a comprehensive array of mental health services, supported by board certified, highly-qualified, private practice, and staff psychiatrists as well as nurses, social workers, psychologists and other clinical specialists. Read More
  • Heart & Vascular

    SAMC has the strongest cardiac care program in the region, ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in patient safety in heart attack treatment and major cardiac, interventional coronary and vascular care. Read More
  • Orthopedic Services

    Our orthopedic program has a strong reputation of providing specialized orthopedic and rehabilitation services for patients of all ages. We offer a specialized program for older patients who suffer fractures from falls. Read More
  • Wound Care Center

    The Wound Care Center offers state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound care and hyperbaric medicine. We specialize in advanced wound care using a variety of treatments, therapies and support services. Read More
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Oct 29 2012

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SAMC Cancer Facts

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  •  SAMC treated 1,085 cancer cases – more than any other hospital in the region.
  •  We have two satellite locations – Marianna, FL and Enterprise.
  •  Of the 1,085 cases, 604 were male and 481 were female.
  •  Breast cancer was the most diagnosed cancer among women treated at SAMC with 214 cases.
  •  Prostate cancer was the most diagnosed cancer among men treated at SAMC with 185 cases.
  •  Lung Cancer was second most diagnosed cancer treated at SAMC with a total of 174 cases diagnosed in men and women – 103 men/71 women.

Source: Southeast Cancer Center's 2010 Annual Report

 

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General Cancer Statistics

  • It is estimated that about 1.5 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer in 2010.
  • In the United States, cancer is the second leading cause of death, responsible for 1 in 4 deaths.
  • One of every two men and one of every three women will get cancer in their lifetimes.
  • Overall cancer rates are higher for whites and blacks than for Asians/Pacific Islanders.
  • Approximately 5 percent of cancers are hereditary.
  • Lung cancer is the most common fatal cancer in men and women.
  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men of all races, followed by lung cancer and colorectal cancer.
  • Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women, regardless of race.
  • More than one million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer will be diagnosed this year.
  • About 77 percent of all cancers are diagnosed in patients aged 55 or older.
  • For children aged 14 and younger, the most common cancers are leukemias. Today, more than 80 percent of children diagnosed with leukemia survive.
  • Fewer than 5 percent of adults diagnosed with cancer will participate in a clinical trial. Lung, breast, prostate and colon cancers have the highest number of clinical trials devoted to them -- more than 40 percent of all clinical trials.
  • More than 30 percent of cancer could be prevented. Tobacco use, alcohol use, poor diet, and physical inactivity have been shown to provide increased risk in developing cancer.
  • The five year relative survival rate for female breast cancer patients has improved from 63 percent in the early 1960s to 90 percent today.
  • Nearly two-thirds of all cancer patients will receive radiation therapy during their illness.
  • About 11.1 million Americans are cancer survivors.

Sources: American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control, and National Institutes of Health, and World Health Organization

 

Every patient is under the care of a radiation oncologist who is a cancer specialist with expertise in the application6665OurDoctors310x153 of radiation therapy in the management of cancer. In a large program such as ours, the radiation oncologists have particular expertise with specific types of cancer. This ensures that your physician is one who focuses on your specific type of cancer.

We develop and implement treatment programs geared towards maximizing the chances of curing cancer while minimizing the radiation dose to normal organs, thus attempting to maintain your quality of life and preserve your normal organ function. Our radiation oncologists maintain strong academic, clinical and research interests, and a commitment to your well being.

Steve Stokes, M.D.

Chairman, Radiation Oncology

  • Medical Director
  • Chairman, Radiation Oncology, Southeast Cancer Care Network
  • Southeast Cancer Center, Enterprise Cancer Center & North Florida Cancer Center

Jarrod Adkison, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist

  • Associate Chairman, Radiation Oncology
  • Southeast Cancer Center, Enterprise Cancer Center & North Florida Cancer Center

 

Southeast Cancer Center recently acquired the newest technology available in the field of radiation therapy. 3306NewTechnology310x153The Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator offers state of the art treatment to patients faced with cancer. The Varian Trilogy System is a fast, versatile and comprehensive delivery system. The Trilogy system's remote control robotics offer the highest level of efficiency and automation for the most sophisticated treatments.

Trilogy System offers:

  • Highest Dose Rate for shorter sessions.
  • Tight Isocenter alignment on all three axes, which targets the smallest lesions.
  • Rapid On-Board Imaging, allowing therapists to repositions patients faster and more accurately.
  • Cone-Beam CT, to fine tune patient setups with ultra-precise CT scans.