Comprehensive Cancer Care, Close to Home
The Mid Coast Hospital Center for Cancer Care is a Commission on Cancer accredited program offering a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patient care. We have made significant advances in cancer care in our region. From increased access to wellness and prevention programs to ongoing quality initiatives, we are continuously looking for ways to improve patient experiences and outcomes.
In partnership with the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, Mid Coast Hospital delivers the highest quality cancer care as close to home as possible. MaineHealth's coordinated, system-wide approach to cancer care puts patients at the center of a team of experts. Regardless of their location, team members collaborate to discuss individual patient cases, utilize evidence-based guidelines that show the best outcomes, and develop a recommended treatment plan that may include care at more than one MaineHealth system hospital.
More About our Cancer Care Services
The Mid Coast Hospital Center for Cancer Care provides access to a diverse, multi-disciplinary team of providers:
- MaineHealth Cancer Care - Brunswick
- Mid Coast Medical Group–Breast & Surgical Oncology
- Mid Coast Medical Group–Gastroenterology
- Mid Coast Medical Group–Pulmonology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
- Mid Coast Medical Group–Surgical Care
- Mid Coast Medical Group–Urology
- Mid Coast Medical Group–Women's Health Care
- CHANS Home Health & Hospice
- The MaineHealth Cancer Care Network
MaineHealth Cancer Care Network
Mid Coast Hospital cancer patients have access to world-class, coordinated cancer treatment through the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, a coordinated system of care with the support of the Harold Alfond Foundation.
Mid Coast Hospital is proud to celebrate survivorship for cancer patients.
Survivorship Care Plans
Mid Coast Hospital Cancer Care providers work with cancer patients who are completing their first course of treatment to provide a comprehensive care summary and follow-up plan that is clearly and effectively explained.
These Survivorship Care Plans help cancer survivors who would otherwise get lost in the transitions from the care received during treatment through the phases of their life or stages of their disease course. The survivorship care plans are sent to the patient’s cancer care team.
Each year, Mid Coast Hospital sponsors the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk as the exclusive survivorship sponsor. The walk is held at the Brunswick Mall, where we host the survivor registration and provide wellness information, giveaways and more. Mid Coast Hospital also forms a team of more than 50 walkers, including several members of the MaineHealth Cancer Care - Brunswick practice, Breast & Surgical Oncology staff, Community Health & Wellness team members, hospital staff and community members.
When you and your family face cancer, Mid Coast Medical Group–Breast and Surgical Oncology stands with you. Our board-certified surgeon is skilled in the treatment of cancer. In addition, your care is coordinated by an able and experienced nurse with many years of experience who can help you navigate the many services available through the Mid Coast Center for Cancer Care.
121 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2550
Brunswick, ME 04011
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Cancer is most easily beaten when diagnosed early. Your commitment to regular visits with your primary care provider and recommended annual screenings is the first step toward prevention. A screening is a test that checks for early signs of cancer. Annual screenings are recommended for several types of cancer.
Breast Cancer Screenings
Yearly mammograms are recommended for all women over the age of 40. If you are at increased risk for breast cancer, you should talk with your doctor about the benefits of starting mammography screening at an earlier age.
Cervical Cancer Screenings
The American Cancer Society recommends that women should begin annual Pap test screening at the age of 18 or when they become sexually active, whichever happens first.
Colorectal Cancer Screenings
The American Cancer Society recommends an annual digital rectal examination for men and women over the age of 40, as well as an annual Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT). A sigmoidoscopy is recommended for men and women over the age of 50 every three to five years.
Prostate Cancer Screenings
The American Cancer Society and the American Urological Association recommend an annual prostate screening for men over the age of 50. African-American men and all men with a family history of prostate cancer should consider screening annually beginning at age 40.
Skin Cancer Screenings
It is recommended to have regular skin checks by a doctor or nurse who will check the skin for moles, birthmarks, or other pigmented areas that look abnormal in color, size, shape, or texture. Each May, Mid Coast Hospital holds a free community skin cancer screening aimed at promoting early detection and prevention of skin cancer.