When Hematology-Oncology Associates began seeing cancer patients in Lewiston in the mid-1970s, it was the first specialty practice of its kind in the western and central Maine region. Today, the practice is a cornerstone of the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, providing services at Central Maine Medical Center, Bridgton Hospital, Rumford Hospital, and Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick.
Medical oncologists are specially trained doctors who diagnose and treat cancer using chemotherapy, biological therapy and hormonal therapy. Assisted by specially trained, oncology-certified nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses and social workers, these physicians offer all aspects of cancer treatment, symptom management and supportive care. Hematology-Oncology Associates features a comfortable, state-of-the-art, 20-station infusion center that provides chemotherapy, biotherapy, hydration, antibiotic therapy and blood product transfusion services. The practice also has surgical oncology and genetic counseling on site, and offers the assistance of licensed clinical social workers.
Hematology-Oncology Associates is affiliated with the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in Boston, a relationship that offers Maine patients with complex cancers the most advanced treatments available and access to over 300 clinical research trials.
The practice is certified by the American Society of Clinical Oncologists Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. It is also accredited, with commendation, by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
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