St. Mary Corwin prides itself on the expertise of our physicians. But our entire team of multidisciplinary professionals at the Dorcy Cancer Center is top-rate and able to ensure the best possible cancer care for every patient. The following team of experts plays a key role in the cancer journey of our patients:
Oncology Nurse Specialist - in charge of patient support services, including patient and family counseling.
Breast Center Manager and Nurse Navigator - works closely with oncology doctors, other members of the medical team and patients to provide coordinated care to breast cancer patients.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist - board-certified specialists in oncology nutrition (CSO) who work closely with patients and their medical team to provide individualized nutrition plans during all stages of cancer treatment.
Physical Therapist - provide lymphedema therapy to breast cancer patients with upper extremity edema after treatment; to head and neck cancer patients with swelling in the face and neck; and to patients with mobility issues in their upper and lower extremities.
Clinical Oncology Pharmacist - calculates drug dosages based on physician-directed treatment regimens.
Certified Oncology Clinical Research Nurse - provides patients access to the most innovative studies related to cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. The research nurse has information about current trials that may be available to patients based on their individual case.
Social Worker – offer counseling to people affected by cancer, providing emotional support and helping people access practical assistance. They can provide individual counseling or support groups, as well as locate services to help with home care, transportation, or the process of applying for Social Security disability or other forms of assistance.
Genetic Counselor - specializing in cancer and genetic risk assessment, the genetic counselor advises patients to help them understand their genetic cancer risk and to help them make informed medical decisions.
Dosimetrist - a member of the radiation oncology team with skills and knowledge to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations in partnership with the medical physicist and radiation oncologist.
Speech and Swallowing Therapist - provides vital services to many of our patients with head and neck, as well as other upper digestive tract cancers, to help with communication and swallowing.
Oncology Administration - The Dorcy Cancer Center has professionals working behind the scenes every day to ensure a smooth, well-organized treatment process for every patient.