Cancer Care
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MaineHealth Cancer Care

It's the little moments that make the biggest difference.

The difference between good care and great care lies in the moments in-between. From diagnosis to discharge, MaineHealth Cancer Care surrounds you with specialists dedicated to your personal fight. Our providers care about you as much as they care about fighting cancer—always taking the time to brighten your day with simple acts of kindness and support. It is why we are different and why we have treated more cancer patients in Maine and New Hampshire than any other health care system.

Team Approach to Care

MaineHealth's coordinated approach to cancer care puts patients at the center of a system-wide team of experts. Regardless of their location, team members collaborate (both in person and via telecommunications) to discuss individual patient cases, utilizing evidence-based guidelines that show the best outcomes to develop a recommended treatment plan.

Treating people with cancer often requires a multidisciplinary approach. It is common for patients to have surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The physicians who specialize in each of these types of cancer therapy work together, and with additional specialists such as pathologists, radiologists, pharmacists, patient navigators, nurse practitioners and nutritionists.

Not every MaineHealth-affiliated hospital has the full range of expertise. Therefore, all our providers are aligned as one team. Our providers know that they and their patients have access to the quality care they need. A patient may receive surgery at one hospital where a physician has a particular expertise, but then return closer to home for follow-up care, including chemotherapy or radiation treatment. The goal is to provide the right care, in the right place, as close to home as possible.

Nationally Recognized for Quality Care

MaineHealth Cancer Care has received certification by the QOPI® Certification Program, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association for Clinical Oncology (the Association) and an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (the Society). The QOPI® Certification Program builds on the Society’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), providing a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care.

MaineHealth participates in CancerLinQ® - a health information platform from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that collects and analyzes medical and treatment data from oncology practices. Information about you and your care is securely contributing to this quality improvement effort. Questions? Visit or ask your clinician for more information.