Summa Health has gathered teams and cancer specialists to offer patients national breakthroughs in cancer treatment and research. To give patients the very best chance for a cure and a future. To give hope, to fight cancer and to win.
At Summa Health, cancer treatment is more than simply treating a disease. Our physicians, nurses and support staff combine the latest technology and medical practices with compassion. The result is comprehensive, patient-centered care delivered in a way that promotes physical and personal healing.
The Summa Health Cancer Institute's multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment includes teams of oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, interventional radiologists, pulmonologists, researchers, pathologists, health psychologists, palliative care, advanced nurses and a specialized support staff. All members of skilled teams work together to provide patients, their families and caregivers with individualized support through all phases of the cancer experience.
Our team of specialists have deep knowledge in their respective fields and can offer expertise to provide the best possible outcome.
We offer patients coordinated access to high-quality, personalized care for any breast concern – from benign conditions to abnormal mammograms to diagnosis, treatment and survivorship of breast cancer.
Our colorectal surgery specialists are physicians specially trained in surgery of the colon and rectum. The only board-certified colorectal surgeons in Summit County practice exclusively at Summa Health.
Our urology specialists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in the urinary tract in both men and women, and in the testicles, prostate and penis of the male reproductive system.
Summa Health’s cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in surgeries of the thoracic cavity, including procedures for lungs, esophagus, heart and other organs in the chest.
These physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and biological therapy. A medical oncologist often is the main healthcare provider for someone who has cancer.
Focusing on the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient, our palliative care specialists work to achieve the best quality of life available by relieving suffering and controlling pain and symptoms.
Pulmonologists are key members of the multidisciplinary team that can perform tests and biopsies, and treat patients who have respiratory issues related to lung cancer.
Gastroenterologists may assist in the diagnosis of a digestive cancer. They have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon) and biliary system (e.g. liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts).
The Support Services Team assists patients and their families with all of their needs including financial information, dietary needs, information and education, and emotional and physical needs.