Baptist Cancer Center-Jackson
Baptist Cancer Center-Jackson, located at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, treats more cancer patients than any hospital in the state. Our center brings together in one convenient location all the preventive, diagnostic, treatment, support and follow-up services we offer. Our physicians are board certified in medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology and hematologic oncology. Additionally, our staff hold a variety of degrees and certifications, including the Oncology Certified Nurse designation. A treatment team meets weekly to discuss cancer patients and their care.
The center's single point of contact for patients and caregivers are the cancer patient navigators whose purpose is to make it easy for patients and their families to access services and information. The navigator assesses the needs of both patients and caregivers; directs them to appropriate support services; and educates patients and caregivers on any issues related to a patient's diagnosis in addition to many other services. Appearances, located on the ground floor of Baptist Cancer Center, offers a full range of products, including wigs, hats, scarves and skin care products.
Baptist Cancer Center also provides an orientation program that gives patients and families a complete overview of cancer treatment, including information about radiation therapy, chemotherapy, nutrition and other important topics. The program is offered twice a week and each participant receives a handbook containing all the information from the class, along with a personal health manager kit with resources and other valuable information. In addition, a board-certified clinical psychologist with special training in the care of cancer patients provides individual and group counseling free of charge.
Designed to address cancer patients' need for easy access and convenience, the three-story center is connected to Mississippi Baptist Medical Center's radiation oncology department, inpatient units and the Colonnades Medical Office Building. This allows a seamless connection between all diagnostic, interventional and support services available to patients in every stage of treatment. A designated parking area for the Baptist Cancer Center is readily available near the front entrance.
Baptist Cancer Services provides a patient orientation program that gives patients and families a complete overview of cancer treatment, including information about radiation therapy, chemotherapy, nutrition, and other important topics. The program is offered twice a week; Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. During orientation, each participant receives a handbook containing all the information from the class, along with a personal health manager kit providing resources and other valuable information.
Online registration for Cancer Orientation is available up to three days prior to each class.
Awards and Accreditations
Baptist Cancer Center has several accreditations and certifications that set us apart from other centers.
Baptist Cancer Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The Commission on Cancer is a multidisciplinary body that sets standards for quality cancer care delivered primarily in hospitals. As an approved program, Baptist has met mandatory standards that ensure we provide all patients with a full range of diagnostic, treatment, and supportive services.
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center is the only hospital in the state to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Breast Cancer. The Baptist program underwent a rigorous on-site survey and demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification includes radiation oncology, outpatient infusion, and the Center for Breast Health.
The Lung Cancer Alliance has named Baptist a Screening Center of Excellence. Programs that earn this designation must: provide clear information on risks and benefits of CT screening; comply with standards based on best published practices for controlling screening quality, radiation doses and diagnostic procedures; work with a lung cancer multidisciplinary clinical team, including radiologists, pathologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists and nurses to carry out a coordinated process for screening, follow up and treatment when appropriate; include a comprehensive cessation program for those still smoking or be willing to refer to comprehensive cessation programs; report results to those screened and their primary care doctors and transmit requested copies in a timely manner.
The state of Mississippi awarded Baptist Cancer Center the Gold Certification Seal Standard for quality and completeness in the cancer registry.
Baptist Cancer Center-Jackson Services
- 2D conventional radiation therapy
- 3D conformal radiation therapy
- Clinical research trials
- da Vinci robotic surgery
- Enterostomal therapy
- Financial counseling
- Genetic testing and counseling
- Gynecological oncology
- Home care and hospice
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
- Lymphedema therapy
- Medical oncology
- Neurological oncology
- Nurse navigation
- Oncology nutrition therapy
- Palliative care and life planning
- Pharmacy services
- Radiation oncology
- Reconstructive surgery
- Social work services
- Spiritual support
- Stereotactic body radiation therapy
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Support services
- Surgical oncology
- Thoracic oncology
- Total body irradiation
Cancers Treated at Baptist Cancer Center-Jackson
- Aplastic anemia
- Colon and rectal
- Ear and temporal bone
- Fallopian tube
- Gall bladder
- Gastric and stomach
- Germ cell tumors
- Head and neck
- Lung and bronchial
- Nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
- Oral cavity
- Salivary glands
- Soft-tissue sarcoma
- Throat and pharynx
- Thyroid and parathyroid