Baptist Cancer Center
Leading-edge Cancer Care Closer to Home
You shouldn't have to leave behind family, friends and the place you feel comfortable to get the most advanced and compassionate cancer care. Because cancer affects not just the individual, but the patient's family and friends as well, it's better to be treated and cared for in your own community surrounded by what's familiar. For this reason, Baptist Memorial Health Care created the Baptist Cancer Center (BCC), an integrated cancer program so strong that people throughout the Mid-South will be aware of and reassured by the competence and excellence of the program. The BCC is committed to providing Mid-South physicians, cancer patients and their families with the assurance and confidence that excellent, compassionate, advanced care is nearby. Services are available in North Mississippi, West Tennessee, and Eastern Arkansas.
Continuum of Services for Cancer Care
The Baptist Cancer Center provides the complete continuum of care for cancer patients from diagnosis and treatment to follow-up care. The BCC team takes an interdisciplinary approach to patient care making sure every patient need is met, from emotional support to pain management. Through the BCC, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers treatment, research, support services, community education, and the area's first genetic counseling and testing program for cancer. In addition, the BCC has the Mid-South's first adult myelosuppression unit, which provides specialized care for patients who have received chemotherapy that interferes with blood cell production or stops bone marrow activity.
The Baptist Cancer Center represents the Mid-South's first adult, integrated, academic cancer program. Under the guidance of our region's premier oncologists, Baptist is building a new flagship cancer center in Memphis while recruiting nationally recognized physicians to our area. Baptist is also affiliated with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Vanderbilt University. This partnership allows us to collaborate and share research, knowledge and resources toward the prevention and treatment of various cancers, all with the goal to further enhance the level of cancer care in our region.