Cancer Services and Treatment
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If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, the decision about where to go for care can be very stressful. You want a place that provides the highest quality care available delivered in a compassionate environment by people who care for you and your family. The Kaufman Cancer Center has comprehensive services and treatment services for all types of cancer, each staffed by experts who work together in multidisciplinary teams to care for the unique needs of each cancer patient. And our affiliation with the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center means easy access to one of the country’s leading hospitals in the treatment of blood, brain, breast, lung and prostate cancer.
The Kaufman Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and our services include:
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Every woman deserves access to reliable screenings for breast and cervical cancer. Thanks to a partnership between UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and the Harford County Health Department, we have created the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, designed to ensure that all women in our community can obtain this care.
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The HPV vaccine can also help prevent cancer.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common infection that can be spread from person to person through direct contact. In most cases, HPV is harmless and goes away on its own. But when it doesn’t, HPV can cause serious health problems including certain cancers in both males and females (including cervical cancer and cancers of the vagina, vulva, penis, anus and even the back of the throat).
Roughly 26,000 cancers are attributed to HPV in the U.S. each year
A person has a 75 to 80 percent chance of contracting HPV during his or her lifetime, and both males and females should be vaccinated. It is as easy as two shots (or three if over the age of 14) and can be given by your primary care or pediatric provider. The Food and Drug Administration has now approved the vaccination in older people, as well (ages 27 to 45).
The HPV vaccine is a cancer prevention tool
The vaccine is safe. It has been studied by medical experts and has not been associated with any long-term side effects. The HPV vaccine can prevent your child from getting cancer.
Despite the fact that the HPV vaccine can prevent certain cancers, it is still extremely underutilized in our community
HPV causes 99% of cervical cancers, 95% of anal cancers, 65% of vaginal cancers, 65% of oral cancers, 50% of vulva cancers and 35% penile cancers.
One in four people in the U.S. is infected with HPV
Most people who have an HPV infection don’t even know it. Despite the overwhelming benefits and evidence of its safety and effectiveness, the vaccine is still under-utilized in our country. Ask your physician if you or your child are able to receive the HPV vaccination.
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Nearly two-thirds of people diagnosed with cancer will receive radiation therapy either alone or combined with chemotherapy and surgery. Radiation therapy at the Kaufman Cancer Center is directed by a team of highly-trained experts from the UM Department of Radiation Oncology who helped develop the technology. And because concentrated, high-doses of radiation are accurately delivered directly to the tumor, newer radiation therapy treatments take much less time than ever before.
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Sometimes treatment and surgery for cancer can affect an individual’s appearance. Reconstructive surgery is an option that some patients may consider after completing treatment with the goal of restoring function and appearance. It can play a major role in helping both men and women improve their body image and regain their confidence.