Cancer Treatment, Therapies & Procedures
At Orange Regional Medical Center you are cared for by a team of experts who address your cancer diagnosis as well as your health needs beyond cancer. The cancer treatment options your doctor recommends depends on the type and stage of cancer, possible side effects, and the patient’s preferences and overall health.
Cancer Treatments and Procedures
Our goal is to not only provide excellent clinical care, but to provide support for the whole person—we are here to help in the journey from cancer patient to cancer survivor.
Our Outpatient Infusion Therapy Center offers our patients a variety of infusion treatments, such as: Chemotherapy, IV Antibiotics, Aranesp Injection, and much more.
Chemotherapy treatment is strategically administered by our doctors based on the kind and prelevance of cancer, with the goal of minimizing or killing cancer cells.
50-60% of cancer patients receive some form of Radiation Therapy. A complex process of careful clinical evaluation and therapeutic decision making.
Image Guided Radiation Therapy allows precise targeting and controlled, high radiation doses to tumors while surrounding tissues get little - preserving patient’s healthy tissue and organs.
The latest technological advancements, such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, help us to fight cancer for patients with more precise radiation dosage.
Our comprehensive brachytherapy program includes the technology and clinical expertise for High Dose Rate Remote Afterloader (HDR) and Seed Implantation therapies.
External Beam Radiation Therapy
Our Siemens Primus Digital Dual High Energy Linear Accelerator, utilized for external beam radiation therapy, is considered the most sophisticated, versatile unit of its kind.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery uses precisely focused, high-dose radiation beams to deliver to small, localized area(s) of the brain in neurological cancer treatment.
We offer HALO Radio Frequency Ablation Therapy: an Endoscopic procedure that is a highly effective treatment for complete eradication of Barrett’s esophagus.
Yttrium 90 (Y90)
The Yttrium 90 (Y-90) radio ablation is a specific Interventional Radiology procedured performed to deliver pinpoint treatment to patients with liver cancer.
Diagnostic Imaging and Testing
We have continued to keep pace with the rapid evolution of exciting technologies in our field and our oncology program remains equally committed to one of the most important components of cancer treatment: patient care. We take a collaborative approach to each unique case to ensure that all patients receive the expert attention, multidisciplinary perspectives and quality treatment they deserve.
Our comprehensive Breast Biopsy services offers multiple systems and technology that allow early detection and precise treatment plans for patients.
Our Mammography services provide examinations with traditional, full field digital and 3D mammograpy technology - improving early detection of breast irregularities.
Throughout the year, we offer several free cancer screenings and assessments to the community including, screenings for prostate, skin, breast and oral cancers.
PET & CT Scanning
Positron Emission Tomography and Computerized Tomography (PET/CT) are both state-of-the-art imaging tools that allow physicians to pinpoint disease and treatment
Information, Education, Prevention and Support
From cancer support groups and screenings to our clinical trials program, we provide comprehensive cancer care. If you or a loved one has cancer, count on Orange Regional’s experienced physicians, compassionate staff and live-saving technologies to fight the battle, together with you.
Our Patient Navigators are specially-trained to help guide and support you and your family through your cancer care treatment and recovery.
We are an active participant in the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS), a data collection and reporting system with near real-time information on cancer patients.
From living with cancer to living beyond it, at Orange Regional, we're proud and committed to offering survivorship services from support groups to rehabilitation.
We're committed to offering the best available survivorship services. This is why we have implemented our comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation Program.
The team is backed by advanced technology and a compassionate staff that personalize your cancer care, so you can enjoy life again.
Should you have any questions about your stay at Orange Regional Medical Center or about planning to visit a family or friend who is a patient, do not hesitate to contact us at 845-333-1000.
Cancer Support Groups & Classes
MEET OUR TEAM
- Eileen Schmidt,
Palliative Care Patient Navigator
Eileen Schmidt specializes in providing one-on-one guidance through your palliative care treatment. She also facilitates our Lung Cancer Support Group.
- Arvind G. Kamthan, M.D., M.R.C.P. (U.K.), F.A.C.P.,
Dr. Kamthan completed his medical training at SMS Medical College in India and residency training at Charleston Area Medical Center at West Virginia University with a fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Kamthan has been practicing medicine for over 23 years.
- Cleveland W. Lewis, Jr, MD,
Cleveland W. Lewis, Jr, MD is an Orange Regional Medical Group surgeon specializing in thoracic procedures. Dr. Lewis will also be serving as Assistant Director of the Surgical Residency program. Dr. Lewis received his medical degree and completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Duke University School of Medicine, in N.C.
- Nathaniel Margolis,
Medical Director, Breast Center
Nathaniel Margolis, M.D. is medical director of the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center. His combination of breast disease clinical knowledge and humane, compassionate care makes him the perfect leader for our nationally-recognized breast care program.
- Paramjeet Singh,
Medical Director, Surgical Oncology / General Surgeon
Paramjeet Singh, M.D., FACS is an Orange Regional Medical Group surgeon. He specializes in General Surgery and is Medical Director of Surgical Oncology. He provides patients with hepato-biliary surgical, trauma surgery surgical oncology services, as well as being a member of the Medical Group’s General Surgery team.
- Betty Koshy,
Manager, Radiation Oncology
- Regina Toomey Bueno,
- Peter Bezdicek,
- Eric Saint Clair,
- Nader Okby,
Tumor Site Development
- Sergey Koyfman,
Head & Neck Tumor
- Thomas Eanelli,
- Adel Abadir,
- Jeffrey Stewart,
Medical Director, Cancer Care Program
- Sara Sargente,
Head & Neck Cancer Patient Navigator
- Jayne O’Malley,
Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator
- Michele Worden,
Breast Cancer Patient Navigator
Count on Michele’s personal and clinical experience to help guide you through the wide range of services and treatments available at the nationally-accredited Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center.