Cancer (Oncology) Services
Summa Health System is a leader in cancer treatment with nationally recognized cancer centers throughout Northeast Ohio. Treating more than 100 cancer types, with specialization in lung, breast, colorectal, gynecological and orthopedic, our cancer centers are fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), and we are one of only two major health systems in Northeast Ohio to earn the prestigious American College of Radiation (ACR) accreditation in radiation oncology. With the area’s top board-certified cancer specialists, Summa also has the area’s only orthopaedic oncologists.
At Summa Health System, our goal is to make the difficult journey from cancer diagnosis through cancer treatment and recovery as easy and seamless as possible. By combining the latest cancer treatment technology with personalized, patient-centered care, we create an environment focused on whole-person healing.
We have a team-based, multi-disciplinary approach to cancer treatment with expert cancer specialists that include oncologists, health psychologists, surgeons, palliative care, advanced nurses and a specialized support staff who all work together to provide patients, their families and caregivers with individualized support through all phases of the cancer experience.
Our comprehensive cancer treatment plan utilizes cutting-edge technology such as:
- 3D CT imaging
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
SRS and SBRT provide patients with more precise and non-invasive treatment that is faster and more convenient for the patient. These technologies allow Summa’s radiation oncologists to pinpoint the exact location of a tumor and delver the radiation treatments more directly while decreasing exposure to surrounding tissues.
This advanced technology allows Summa to treat tumors virtually anywhere in the body, including the brain and lung, as well as tumors requiring highly focused precision or those that are medically inoperable. With custom tracking, our oncologists can treat small tumors close to critical organs.
Clinical Trials and Research
Cancer patients also benefit from more than 100 open national clinical trials at Summa. Our cancer specialists serve on committees for the National Cancer Institute and lead national research studies on the Summa Health System campus.
At Summa, we strive to catch cancer early, when it’s easier to treat and cure. Through our dedication to exceptional cancer screening programs, we strive to improve the overall health of the communities we serve. Summa’s cancer screening services include digital mammography for breast cancer, colonoscopy for colorectal cancer and low-dose CT scans for lung cancer.
At Summa, we strive to catch cancer early, when it’s easier to treat and cure. Through our dedication to exceptional cancer screening programs, we strive to improve the overall health of the communities we serve. Summa’s cancer screening services include digital mammography for breast cancer, colonoscopy for colorectal cancer, low-dose CT scans for lung cancer, PSA tests for prostate cancer and PAP tests for cervical cancer.
As a Summa patient, you’ll have access to advanced, comprehensive cancer services through a number of convenient centers located throughout Northeast Ohio.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (888) 293-5335.