Cancer Care services of Highland District Hospital embraces the team-focused care approach to patient care. This approach leads to a unified plan that benefits from the combined clinical expertise of multidisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses and other care providers. They work together to ensure that comprehensive, coordinated care is available to guide each patient through diagnosis, treatment and recovery, and that patients who need several different therapies to treat their cancer will receive the ideal combination. Each patient is treated according to a unique plan customized for the specific type of cancer, its stage, the patient's lifestyle needs and overall health.
"Oncology is the study of cancer. Extended from that, it is the management of the physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional aspects of cancer - for both the patients and their families. I want every person to be treated like my mom and dad. This is not a business for us ……it's care."
- Regina Melink, M.D. Director, Cancer Care & Hematology Services of HDH