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Cancer Care (Oncology)

Exceptional cancer care

Riverview Regional Medical Center delivers state-of-the-art diagnostic expertise and technology to discover cancer at the earliest stages. Our caring, experienced cancer care professionals are focused on providing exceptional, patient-centered care.

For further information contact us at 256-543-5200.

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Early Detection and Diagnosis

Focused on early detection

Discovering cancer at the earliest stages offers the best opportunity for successful treatment, and Riverview Regional Medical Center is committed to promoting early detection through screenings and advanced diagnostic services. Whether it’s offering screening exams or holding health-education events in the community, part of our comprehensive care focuses on prevention.

Advanced expertise and technology for cancer diagnosis

Our cancer specialists (oncologists) utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic technology that has the capability to detect cancer at the earliest stages. Accurate diagnosis is a crucial part of developing an effective treatment plan, and our oncologists have the expertise to diagnose and plan a comprehensive treatment strategy through:

  • Advanced imaging technology – Computerized tomography (CT or CAT scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound imaging (sonography), and other advanced imaging technologies provide a detailed picture of internal organs and tissues to detect cancer.
  • Breast cancer detection – Riverview Regional Medical Center offers sophisticated breast imaging technologies such as digital mammography and breast MRI, which can play an important role in early detection of breast cancer.
  • Biopsy – Biopsies determine whether cells are cancerous and if so, determine the type and stage of cancer. Advanced imaging technology — such as MRI, CT and ultrasound — are often combined with minimally invasive techniques to obtain tissue samples.