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Cancer Care

The Best Cancer Care, Close to Home

When you or someone you love has cancer or a blood disorder, you need the compassion and clinical excellence that will help you heal, both physically and emotionally. The cancer care and blood disorders services available to SMHC's patients are supported by professional clinical staff, community education and screenings, and quality assurance programs - all provided in a setting that is right where you want to be, close to home.

Nationally-Recognized Cancer Care

SMHC's cancer program is nationally recognized for providing the best diagnosis and treatment of cancer while meeting the highest national standards of care. Our multi-disciplinary program is accredited at the highest levels by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

Services Focused on Your Total Care

SMHC is a nationally accredited, award-winning healthcare system with compassionate caregivers providing excellent clinical care and services in partnership with MaineHealth – focused on the needs of the individual.

  • Comprehensive screening, community outreach and educational programs
  • State-of-the-art detection, diagnosis, treatment and support services
  • Patient navigation services to alleviate barriers to care and services
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care
  • Medical and radiation oncologists
  • Chemotherapy administered by certified oncology nurses
  • Access to advanced cancer treatments through involvement in national research studies
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Integrated palliative care
  • Survivorship support
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Complimentary nutrition services

A Dedicated Cancer Care Team

In partnership with MaineHealth, our team of surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists and nurse navigators offer a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care.

  • Peter Rubin, MD - Medical Oncologist
  • JoAnna Slobodnjak, MD – Palliative Medicine
  • Beth Hart, PA-C - Physician's Assistant
  • Nicole Cantara, RN, MSN - Nurse Navigator
  • Julie Davis, RN, BA, BSN - Nurse Navigator
  • Katherine Lafferty, MS, CGC – Genetic Counselor
  • Rebecca Eisenberg, MD
  • Olivia DeSena, NP
  • Susan Raposa, RN
  • Patricia Greatorex, MD
  • Jillian Smith, MD 

Cancer Care Web Resources

A Coordinated System of Care

Southern Maine Health Care is a proud partner of the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, a coordinated system of care with the support of the Harold Alfond® Foundation.

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