Accredited cancer center in Jacksonville, Florida
The accredited cancer program at Memorial Hospital offers high-quality diagnostic and treatment services. We know one of the biggest components to successfully treating cancer is early detection. That is why we are committed to using the latest technology to diagnose lung and breast cancer.
For more information about cancer services we offer, call our Consult-A-Nurse® line at (800) 530-3244.
We also offer advanced treatment options, such as robotic surgery and highly precise radiation therapy. Whether you need a routine cancer screening or have recently been diagnosed with cancer, our compassionate cancer team is here for you.
Memorial Hospital is recognized by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program and a National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). We are also recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and Lung Cancer Screening Center.
Breast cancer program
The Memorial Breast Center provides comprehensive breast cancer screening and treatment services. As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence recognized by the American College of Radiology, we use leading technology to screen for cancer, including:
- Bone densitometry
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Breast ultrasound
- Imaging-guided biopsy
- 2D and 3D mammography
- Needle localization
Breast cancer treatment
If we detect breast cancer, our team will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your needs. Your treatment team may include pathologists, medical and radiation oncologists and expert surgeons.
We also have a breast cancer nurse navigator who will walk with you throughout your cancer diagnosis and treatment to support you and connect you with helpful resources along the way. To reach our breast cancer nurse navigator, call (904) 702-6370.
Lung cancer program
Our hospital is here to provide comprehensive lung cancer screening and treatment options for you and your loved ones. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide and is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women in the U.S.
Lung cancer symptoms
In the early stages, many patients with lung cancer have no symptoms. Generally, lung cancer symptoms appear in the advanced stages when it becomes more difficult to treat. Common signs of lung cancer include:
- Chest pain
- Coughing, with or without blood
- Shortness of breath
- Weight loss
Lung cancer screening
Because many people with the early stages of lung cancer don't show symptoms, it's important to get regular tests. We provide comprehensive lung cancer screening using the latest advancements in technology.
To learn more about our lung cancer screening services, call (904) 702-7705.
A bronchoscopy allows your doctor to examine your lungs and air passages through a tube called a bronchoscope. It can also allow your doctor to collect tissue samples to diagnose lung disease and cancer.
We are proud to be the first healthcare system in Northeast Florida to offer a robot-assisted bronchoscopy for patients with lung nodules. Benefits associated with this procedure include:
- Ability to reach the entire lung safely (unlike traditional bronchoscopy)
- Earlier detection of lung cancer with greater accuracy
- Fewer complications
- Improved safety
Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB)
Pulmonologists use ENB to reach previously inaccessible regions of the lung to detect small lesions. Using GPS-like navigation, ENB allows physicians to make an early diagnosis of cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign) lung lesions. This process helps pulmonologists form the most effective care plans possible and avoid the need for high-risk procedures.
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a diagnostic tool that provides a more precise determination of a patient’s lung cancer stage. Using this less invasive approach, the pulmonologist passes a small bronchoscope, with a special ultrasound tip, through the patient’s mouth and down into the windpipe. Many patients evaluated with EBUS can forgo more invasive surgical procedures.
Computerized tomography (CT) scans
Our 64-slice helical CT scanner helps detect lung cancer in high-risk patients, which includes people who are 55 years old and older with a 30-year smoking history. This can include current smokers and patients who have quit within the past 15 years. The low-dose CT screening is available at Memorial Hospital and our Memorial Plaza imaging location. To schedule an appointment, call (904) 702-1150.
Lung cancer treatment
If cancer is detected, our oncology team will work with you to determine the best method of treatment. If needed, our surgeons can perform a lobectomy. This is a procedure to remove a portion of your lung. A lobectomy can now be performed using robot-assisted techniques, enabling surgeons to operate through a few small incisions.
Clinical trials give patients access to the latest in cancer care while also allowing physicians and researchers to study the effectiveness of new treatments. You can find detailed information about clinical trials at the:
Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups (CNCCG)
Cancer Trials Help
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Association of Community Cancer Centers