Learning that you or someone you love has cancer can be one of the most difficult things you'll ever go through. Seeking out a cancer hospital with caring, compassionate cancer specialists who provide the best care that a cancer hospital can offer doesn't need to be another challenge. The experts at Akron General's McDowell Cancer Center understand the concerns and needs of patients and their families. The experienced team of oncology and hematology cancer specialists work together to take cancer treatment to the next level - they treat the patient, not the disease.
The cancer specialists at Akron General provide patients with the newest therapies, tests and surgical techniques that help minimize side effects and improve outcomes. No matter what type of cancer diagnosis you may be facing, know that Akron General is a cancer hospital with solutions. And it's the only Akron cancer hospital to receive an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (COC). Akron General - the premier cancer hospital in Akron.
To learn more about the comprehensive care that our cancer specialists can offer, please read on by clicking on the menu topics on the left. You can also read more about our programs and activities in the latest McDowell Cancer Center Annual Report.
Spring screenings, May 11 & May 18 Join us for two free cancer screenings in May. Saturday, May 11, area dermatologists, in conjunction with the Cleveland Dermatological Society, will volunteer their time to provide free skin cancer screenings for adults and children. Saturday, May 18, a free Pap test and pelvic exam will be provided for uninsured and underinsured women age 21 and older (or younger if sexually active), as well as a clinical breast exam. Please call 330-344-AGMC (2462) to make an appointment for this life-saving screenings.
Cancer Survivorship Celebration, June 5 Join survivors, family members, friends, oncology professionals and volunteers for an evening of celebration, support and education! Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 22, 2013 to Debbie Thomas, RN, Survivorship Nurse at 330-344-1418 or Debbie.Thomas@akrongeneral.org.