Botsford Hospital provides both inpatient cancer services and outpatient services. Our newly-built 30,000 square foot Cancer Center offers outpatient radiation and chemotherapy services in a modern, easy-to-access facility. If you learn you have cancer, Botsford can provide the medical services you need in a comfortable, personal setting to compliment healing.
Among the oncology services offered by Botsford are:
For many patients, Botsford oncology services begin through you and your physician as they identify abnormal cells or tissue. From this point, Botsford’s personal care in a smaller setting and strong diagnostic expertise will guide you through the treatment best suited for your condition.
Cancer is a general term for the abnormal growth of cells. A cancer cell has an abnormal chromosome from either a genetic change or from some sort of damage or injury. This abnormal cell starts sending the body the wrong message, and the cell begins to grow rapidly to form a lump or mass that is called a tumor.
Removing and examining some of the abnormal cell tissue from the tumor (a biopsy) will determine if the tumor is cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (non-malignant). If the cells are malignant and the diagnosis of cancer is made, your doctor will discuss the best way to treat your particular situation.