Cancer Care

Also known as Oncology

World-class treatment from a compassionate team

Cancer Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth

The Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth provides complete care for every type of cancer, including melanoma, breast cancer, lymphoma and leukemia. We offer the full range of community cancer services — from early detection and diagnosis to the latest therapies in medical and radiation oncology.

Our cancer specialists also are involved in many ongoing clinical trials. These can provide you with access to the latest emerging treatment options.

Our Coordinated Approach to Cancer Care

We believe that a seamless, multidisciplinary team approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment serves you best. That’s why we bring together experts in surgery, oncology, radiology, radiation oncology, nutrition, nursing and pathology into a single coordinated team to fight your cancer.

This approach allows us to meet your individual needs more effectively. Our method of care means you and your family can schedule appointments with several providers on the same day. This coordination allows you to make the best decisions for your unique situation since you get details from different providers on the same day.

Our New Patient Coordinator manages all of your clinical, educational and supportive needs. We travel on this journey with you from diagnosis and treatment through follow-up care, which includes a survivorship care plan.

Exceptional Care, Personalized to You

Our Cancer Center features: 

  • Integration with the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) provides you with comprehensive care right here in your own community. You’ll have direct, rapid access to bone marrow transplant, Cyberknife, robotic surgery, Phase 2 clinical trials and other advanced services.
  • BID Plymouth and BIDMC doctors hold joint tumor boards to review complicated cases and the latest treatment options. This way, you’ll know that multiple specialists reviewed your case and can present the optimal treatment plan for you.
  • You’ll have a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team working for you. Specialized nurses, trained nurse navigators and an oncology social worker help you and your family work through decisions and issues.
  • Our TrueBeam linear accelerator in the Radiation Oncology department allows for the delivery of more powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision. Radiation oncologists are doctors who specialize in radiation therapy.

The TrueBeam system integrates imaging motion management technology within a sophisticated new architecture. That makes it possible to deliver treatments more quickly. It gives our radiation oncologists better tools and more flexibility. We can design new treatment options with higher doses and a wider array of energies. What this means for you: improved results.

BID Plymouth has expanded stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) capabilities. We continue to treat unresectable lung tumors along with metastatic cancer. SBRT and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) allow for a shorter course of treatment and greatly lower the radiation’s exposure to your normal tissue. We also offer:

  • Volumetric modulated radiation therapy (VMAT)
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT)
  • RapidArc radiotherapy

Our Lung Cancer Program includes a dedicated Lung Cancer Tumor Board for collaborative peer review. We also use computed tomography (CT) scans in the Low Dose CT Lung Screening Program. Other components of this robust program include surgery, medical and radiation oncology and overall lung cancer navigation.

Our new Superficial Radiation Therapy offered in the Radiation Oncology department allows for a non-surgical alternative for non-melanoma Skin Cancer, an effective solution for keloids, and Dupuytren Contracture.

Award-Winning Community Cancer Care

The Cancer Center was one of only two accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Programs in Massachusetts to earn the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

In addition to the Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation for our oncology and hematology services, we successfully maintain accreditations with the American College of Radiology (ACR), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). These demonstrate our ongoing commitment to giving you world class care.

Earning these accreditations and other awards shows our ongoing commitment to giving you world-class cancer care.

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer also accredited our Cancer Center with commendation as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. This achievement shows that we:

  • Comply with best practices in cancer care.
  • Score higher than state and national averages in all quality measurements for medical and radiation oncology.

Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons

What does our accreditation mean to you? It means that when you choose care at the Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center at BID Plymouth, you can expect a team approach using the best treatment options based on evidence set by national guidelines. It means you’ll have access to services centered around you, such as psychosocial screening, genetic assessment and counseling. It means you’ll have quality care close to home.

About BID Plymouth's Cancer Registry

The Cancer Registry at BID Plymouth collects valuable data for physicians, researchers and hospital leadership about our cancer patients. Our team carefully collects and enters data on patient demographics; past medical, family, and social history; diagnostic work-up and treatments. Our database allows teams to analyze the data so we can look for trends that could improve patient care and outcomes.

How the Cancer Registry Works

Our team collects data at the local level, and the system sends it to the Massachusetts Cancer Registry. This allows for state-wide analysis. From there, a system sends the state data to the National Cancer Institute. Researchers and legislators use this national data to learn if cancer treatments are being effective across larger groups.

Cancer registrars also get follow-up information at least once a year from physicians treating patients. This data provides details on cancer recurrence or progression, as well as later treatments. This effort also helps ensure that our patients are regularly monitored by their physicians.

How Researchers Use Cancer Registry Data

Our cancer registry is nationally certified. Our staff members participate in cancer conferences and meetings to further use the data. The Commission on Cancer has consistently recognized our commitment to quality and compassionate care through successful accreditation cycles. Our cancer registry staff coordinates activities to ensure our teams meet or exceed the standards for this accreditation.

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Types of Cancer We Treat

At BID Plymouth, you have access to diagnostic, preventive and screening services for all types of cancer, including:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

Meet the Cancer Care Team

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth's team of cancer care physicians is highly trained in a variety of testing and diagnostic areas.

Services & Specialties

Your BID Plymouth cancer care team coordinates care with other specialty providers across our hospital to ensure all your care needs are met.