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Oncology

Oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncology treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, medication or surgery. Oncologists can specialize in one of three fields of oncology: medical, radiation or surgery.

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Cancer care in Fredericksburg, Virginia

A cancer diagnosis may be challenging, but we're with you every step.

At Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, our caring oncologists and support specialists are ready for you. We provide you with extensive services, including screening exams, diagnostics, advanced therapies, recovery care and survivor support.

Have cancer questions?

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

Types of cancer we treat

Our highly trained oncologists have experience treating many cancers including:

  • Blood cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancers
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Prostate and genitourinary cancers
  • Skin cancer
  • Thoracic cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Our cancer services

Your oncology care will draw on the expertise of many cancer specialists.

Cancer treatments we offer

Our broad array of services includes medical and surgical methods that give a holistic approach to your cancer care.

Screening and diagnostic testing

Detecting cancer early is one of the best ways to treat the condition because our methods will be the most effective. Our screening and diagnostic exams include:

Screening tests

  • Blood test
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance (MRI) scan
  • Mammogram
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray

Diagnostic procedures

  • Barium enema
  • Biopsy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
Treatment services

We see a variety of cancers at our hospital. Your treatment plan depends on your health, type and stage of cancer. If you need additional services, we coordinate your care through our family of hospitals, HCA Virginia Health System. Our most common services include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion therapy
  • Interventional oncology
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgical oncology

Oncology nurse navigators

Our nurse navigators are a vital part of our oncology care program. In addition to providing care, our navigators coordinate treatments across multiple specialties to meet your needs. Our nurse navigators:

  • Direct you to resources available throughout your cancer journey
  • Ensure you understand your diagnosis, treatment plans and medications
  • Improve communication between you and members of your medical care team plus arrange multidisciplinary cancer conferences to ensure you receive personalized treatment
  • Furnish education around your treatment options and clinical trial availability

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (804) 591-4152 or chat online at askSARAH.

Resources for managing your cancer care.

Our assessment tools help determine your risks for certain cancers. Once you complete your assessment, speak to our oncology nurse navigators to determine services that fit your needs.

Cancer assessments

While our health assessments don't provide a diagnosis, they provide a starting point for finding out if your symptoms suggest cancer and encourage you to talk with your doctor to determine your next steps. Our assessments include:


Assess your cancer risk factors

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Your colorectal cancer risk factors
When diagnosed early, colorectal cancer is highly preventable and highly treatable. Use our online tool to find out your risk and what you can do about it.
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At risk for lung cancer?
If you're unsure, let us help you understand whether you have any potential risk factors for developing lung cancer with our free assessment tool.
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Worried about prostate cancer?
Let us help. Our assessment will enable you to understand whether you need to be talking to your doctor about prostate cancer and screenings.

The Healthy Living Blog

Read our blogs to learn about our cancer care program and ways you can foster healing.

Julie Marshall & Tiffany Knepshield 

January 27, 2023
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Cancer survivor officiates former nurse's wedding

Julie Marshall & Tiffany Knepshield 

January 27, 2023
Johnston-Willis Hospital
Cancer survivor officiates former nurse's wedding

What you need to know about breast cancer surgical choices 

October 28, 2022
When diagnosed with breast cancer, for many patients, surgery is the first treatment, followed by chemotherapy or radiation.

Mammograms: What to expect 

October 12, 2022
What you can expect from and how to prep for your mammogram, a recommended screening schedule, and answers to commonly asked questions.