Southeast Cancer Center

A Commission on Cancer approved program, the Southeast Cancer Center provides compassionate, attentive care for more than 800 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year as well as recurrent cancer patients with ongoing treatment needs. An experienced team of board certified physician specialists and oncology professionals provide an array of state of the art cancer diagnosis and treatment options to meet the wide ranging needs of cancer patients and their families.


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.

The Southeast Regional Health Screening Program is a rural-based program that uses a mobile medical vehicle to perform vital health screenings.

The program provides underserved residents the opportunity to receive the cancer screening services they need, when they need them. The program specifically targets citizens in Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike counties in Alabama, and those living in southwest Georgia and northwest Florida who have limited or no access to regular breast, prostate and colorectal cancer screenings.
The 40-foot mobile medical vehicle is equipped with a screening mammography suite, an education area and a laboratory. Screening for breast, prostate and colorectal cancers can be done easily, and if detected in the earliest stages treatment options are greater.

MONTHLY SCREENING SCHEDULE

The Southeast Regional Health Screening Program's mobile unit will visit the following communities this month for digital mammograms, PSA and fecal occult blood kits. All tests are insurance filed. To schedule an appointment for when the mobile unit is in your area call 34-793-8006 or 800-524-1537.

July 2014

July 21, Slocomb Family Health
July 22, Enterprise Medical Clinic
July 23, Clayton Family Health
July 24, Miller County Hospital, Ft. Gaines, GA
July 28, SARHA, Troy Doctor's Center
July 29, Enterprise Medical Clinic
July 30, Pioneer Community Hospital, Blakely, GA
July 31, Lyster Army Hospital, Ft. Rucker

 

August 2014

August 4, 1st Med of Elba
August 5, Enterprise Medical Clinic
August 6, Gulf Coast Nursing Facility, Panama City
August 7, Henry County Rehabilitation Center
August 11, Lyster Army Hospital, Ft. Rucker
August 12, Enterprise Medical Clinic
August 13, Glen Cove Nursing Facility, Panama City
August 14, Pioneer Community Hospital, Blakeley, GA
August 18, SARHA Doctor's Center, Troy, AL
August 19, Enterprise Medical Clinic
August 20, Pioneer Community Hospital, Blakeley, GA
August 21, Lyster Army Hospital, Ft. Rucker
August 25, Lyster Army Hospital, Ft. Rucker
August 26, Enterprise Medical Clinic
August 27 Brynwood Nursing Facility, Monticello, FL
August 28, Miller County Hospital, Ft. Gaines, GA

 

PROGRAM SERVICES
Services include:
- Screening mammograms for breast cancer.
- Fecal blood testing for colon cancer.
- PSA tests for prostate cancer.
- Assistance getting more testing and treatment if needed.

RESULTS AND COSTS
A doctor's referral is not needed for the Southeast Regional Health Screening Program. Test results can be mailed to your doctor and to your home within 10 business days.

All costs for the screenings are covered by insurance or Medicare/Medicaid. Please bring your insurance card with you when you come for your screening. Patients are responsible for co-pays and deductibles.
LARGE SERVICE AREA
The Southeast Regional Health Screening Program's mobile medical unit has provided health education and/or screenings for:

  • Senior centers in southeast Alabama.
  • Rural physician clinics
  • Rural hospitals
  • Nursing homes/assisted living facilities
  • Military community at Ft. Rucker
  • Churches
  • General public

To schedule a screening, call 334-793-8006 or 1-800-548-1537.