Accredited cancer care in Waycross, Georgia
At Memorial Satilla Health, we are committed to providing quality cancer care close to home. Our oncology program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), and our experienced, board-certified physicians are skilled in treating all types of cancer. We offer comprehensive cancer services in Waycross, Georgia—from screening and diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.
For more information about our cancer center in Waycross, please call (912) 283-3030.
Approval by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancers. Accredited since 2012, Memorial Satilla Health undergoes a rigorous evaluation process and onsite survey every three years.
The CoC accreditation program encourages hospitals and treatment centers to focus on quality within their cancer programs. These programs are bolstered by expanded services and community outreach to explore cancer prevention, early diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, psychosocial support, survivorship and end of life care.
Multidisciplinary cancer care
Every Memorial Satilla Health patient’s cancer case is reviewed by our tumor board. The tumor board consists of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and radiologists who meet to discuss oncology cases and develop a treatment plan. Memorial Satilla Health’s tumor board ensures a multidisciplinary, individualized treatment plan in accordance with best practices for every patient.
Cancer treatment options
Board certified in hematology and oncology, our physicians are dedicated to delivering compassionate, evidence-based treatment at Memorial Satilla Health. Our oncology program in Waycross, Georgia offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment options.
Infusion therapy refers to a patient receiving intravenous (IV) treatments. Our infusion therapy services are designed to provide comfortable and convenient care near home. We offer a variety of infusion therapies, including:
- Chemotherapy: One or more drugs designed to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells
- Immunotherapy: Treatments to stimulate the immune system so the body can fight cancer
- Hormone therapy: Drugs that prevent cancer cells from getting the hormones necessary for cell growth
Surgery plays an essential role in cancer care and may be required for diagnosis, staging and, in some cases, primary treatment. Our diverse surgical group in Waycross offers innovative techniques in general, laparoscopic and endocrine surgeries for cancer removal.
Memorial Satilla Health is pleased to offer state-of-the-art radiation therapy in our newly renovated outpatient radiation center. Board-certified radiation oncologists, along with physicists, dosimetrists, nurses and radiation therapists, work together to provide personalized and targeted radiation therapy.
Cancer education and support
Memorial Satilla Health strives to offer comprehensive support to cancer care patients and their families, including free pre-treatment education sessions. These sessions help decrease patient and caregiver anxiety by providing practical information regarding treatment side effects and symptom management.
Look Good Feel Better Program
The American Cancer Society's Look Good Feel Better Program is designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation therapy. To register, call (800) 227-2345 or (912) 287-2573.
Cancer support groups
Cancer support groups meet monthly in the Annex Cafetorium. To register, call (912) 338-6568.
Financial counselors are available to help navigate the cost of cancer care, assist with prescription assistance programs and connect patients and families with community resources.