Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center is a widely respected cancer program and it is certified by the American College of Surgeons as a comprehensive community cancer center.
Along with the hospital’s board-certified medical and radiation oncologists, the UHC medical team offers patients access to the latest in cancer treatment. That treatment, whether surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination, also involves careful tracking of a patient’s care and progress through a tumor registry system designed to study the effectiveness of treatment. UHC cancer patients also have access to clinical trials through the hospital’s affiliation with organizations such as the Cleveland Clinic and Allegheny Cancer Network.
The center encompasses a 16-bed nursing unit and a newly renovated Radiation Oncology Department housing state-of-the-art equipment. Other notable features of the program include community-wide cancer screenings, cancer education programs and support groups. Staffs from UHC’s Hospice department and the American Cancer Society are also actively involved in the program.
Hematology provides expert primary and consultative care for patients with a diverse spectrum of benign and malignant blood-related disorders. Clinical disorders may include: bone marrow failure disorders (aplastic anemia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, myelodyplastic syndromes, LGL leukemia, pure red cell aplasia), myeloproliferative disorders (polycthemia vera, essential thrombocytosis, chronic myeloid leukemia, systemic mastocytosis, myelofibrosis), coagulation disorders, sickle cell anemia, and a variety of other benign and malignant disorders.