Baptist Cancer Center-Jackson
Leading-Edge Cancer Treatment Center in Jackson, Mississippi
Baptist Cancer Center-Jackson proudly treats more cancer patients than any hospital in the state. Our cancer center brings together in one convenient location all the preventive, diagnostic, treatment, support and follow-up services we offer.
The three-story center is connected to Mississippi Baptist Medical Center's radiation oncology department, inpatient units and the Colonnades Medical Office Building. A designated parking area for the Baptist Cancer Center is readily available near the front entrance.
Top Cancer Care Services from Experienced Specialists
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.
What Does a Nurse Navigator Do?
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.
The Baptist Cancer Services staff 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.
- 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. A board-certified clinical psychologist with special training in the care of cancer patients provides individual and group counseling free of charge.
Patients may visit Appearances, our apparel and accessories shop. Located on the ground floor of Baptist Cancer Center, it offers a full range of products, including wigs, hats, scarves and skin care products.
Online registration for Cancer Orientation is available up to three days prior to each class. Register for patient orientation at Baptist Cancer Center-Jackson.
Awards and Accreditations
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.
Recognition for Breast Cancer Treatment
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.
Recognition for Lung Cancer Care
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.
Cancer Care Services We Offer
Our oncology program is dedicated to providing quality and advanced cancer care services to patients. At Baptist Cancer Center-Jackson, we integrate treatments with supportive cancer care services as part of each patient’s treatment plan. We promote healing on all levels—mind, body and spirit.
- 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
- Mobile mammography
- 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 We Treat at Baptist Cancer Center-Jackson
The team at our cancer center in Jackson, MS, includes skilled, multidisciplinary oncologists who collaborate with supportive care practitioners to share expertise and manage treatment-related side effects. We utilize a wide range of technology and tools to treat various types of cancer:
- 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
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