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Cancer care at Holmes Regional Medical Center and Palm Bay Hospital

At Holmes Regional Medical Center and Palm Bay Hospital, we offer the highest level of cancer care available within a compassionate, caring environment.

Skilled clinical care for your peace of mind

To give you the best chance for a full recovery, an important part of fighting cancer is bringing highly skilled physicians and nurses trained in providing specialized care together with the most advanced treatments. Our cancer care team has extensive experience and offers a full spectrum of services including:

  • A multidisciplinary or team approach to adult cancer patient care, where oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, dietitians, social workers, counselors, nurses, and others work together to coordinate all aspects of your care
  • Sophisticated and complete diagnostic imaging services (inpatient and outpatient) with ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI, CT and PET scans
  • Laboratory and pathology services that feature specialized immuno-histochemical staining, rapid turn-around services, and second opinions upon request by the patient or physician
  • Dedicated and talented medical staff of oncology specialists and surgeons
  • Specially trained cancer care nurses who provide cancer education for patients and their families
  • Inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Prevention and detection programs
  • Multidisciplinary Tumor Board that reviews patient clinical data and makes recommendations based on the latest scientific evidence

Amenities for your comfort and well-being

Besides offering the most advanced clinical care to treat cancer, we believe a warm and comforting atmosphere is another important part of treating you. Our cancer care rooms offer a comfortable setting for patients and their families, as well as:

  • A homelike décor at Holmes Regional Medical Center
  • Expanded family visiting areas near patient rooms at Holmes Regional Medical Center
  • Celebration of Life, a series of inspirational, handcrafted, stained glass panels designed by local artisan Angelika Traylor
  • A non-denominational chapel is located in the main lobby, and open 24 hours for prayer and meditation at Holmes Regional Medical Center

Education and research assistance for in-depth information

A Cancer Resource Library is located on the 8th floor, with additional resources available in the Patient & Family Library located on in zone C on the first floor. Both are open to the public. It offers a valuable service to anyone in need of information on cancer treatments and options for various diagnoses. Computers have Internet access for cancer literature searches.

Compassionate support to help you cope

We also offer a variety of services to support the emotional and spiritual needs of you and your family, such as:

  • Look Good, Feel Better - to teach women with cancer beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during treatment
  • Community education and programs
  • Patient and family support groups
  • Community resource referrals
  • Pastoral care from our own full-time chaplain, or the clergy of your choice
  • Nutritional counseling
  • On-site Cancer Resource Library for patients, their families, and the public at Holmes Regional Medical Center
  • Social services counseling and case management

Support for the end of life

A natural part of life, the process of dying is something we will all face at some time. It's a unique experience for everyone, from the patient coming to terms with making final plans and saying good bye, to the family's journey through the stages of grief and healing. To help guide and support you through this process, we offer a variety of comprehensive services, so you can choose what's right for you and your family.

HRMC-PBH Cancer Program 2009 Annual Report

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association Smoking Cessation

Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit their website to register to receive free and confidential information about more local resources and services.