Comprehensive cancer treatment means access to top-notch specialists, the right tools, choices, and support. Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center (SVRCC) has all of these and more.

The SVRCC is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, a distinction granted to only the top 25 percent of cancer centers nationwide. 

For questions about cancer, call us at (802) 447-1836.

 
 
Partnership is Powerful Medicine: SVRCC and Dartmouth-Hitchcock
The care you receive at the SVRCC is enhanced through an affiliation with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock, home of one of only three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in New England. This link offers you access to some of the most advanced specialty services available anywhere. For instance, genetic counseling allows families to make the best treatment decisions, sometimes before cancer even appears. A specialized telemedicine link connects SVMC oncologists and their patients with specialists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock to the benefit of every patient at the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center. 
 
 
The Whole Picture
Being in the top 25 percent requires a comprehensive approach, and our patients are treated from every perspective. Starting with education and prevention and continuing through diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, treatment, research, rehabilitation and monitoring, a complete range of services ensures that our patients have every advantage. We offer the latest in digital imaging technology, including a specialized Women’s Imaging Center, medical oncology, and radiation oncology.  
 
 
Breaking New Ground: Clinical Trials
Choices are important. By having clinical trials, we give our patients more choices. They can choose to receive the standard of care—the best proven treatment medicine can offer. Or, they can choose to receive the standard of care plus treatment that scientists think may be even better.
 
Research is important, too. By working with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, we have an opportunity to study improved staging, new drugs, and follow up strategies.  What we learn advances the science of excellent treatment and improves our likelihood of—one day—defeating cancer for good.
 
For more information about the clinical trials open now, call (802) 447-1836. 
 
 
The Only Nationally Accredited Breast Care Program
The Breast Care Program at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is unique in Vermont and the region. It provides a comprehensive approach to treating all forms of breast disease, including breast cancer and benign disease.  
 
The program includes a dedicated Breast Health Navigator, our Women’s Imaging Center, advanced medical imaging, a weekly tumor board, and clinical trials. To read more, visit the breast health page.
 
 
We’ll See You Through: Diagnosis to Recovery
The effects of cancer are not just limited to the body. Cancer takes an emotional toll on patients, their family, and loved ones.
 
SVMC’s Supportive Care Program is designed to improve the quality of life for patients and ease the side-effects of cancer and its treatment. SVMC’s Supportive Care starts at diagnosis and focuses on overcoming illness. Throughout treatment, the Supportive Care team is there for patients and their families where- and whenever help is needed — at the hospital, at specialists’ offices, or at the nursing or rehabilitation center. The program addresses challenges like symptom control, the effects of treatment, pain management, emotional and spiritual support, and offers education to ensure that patients fully understand their condition and treatment options.
 
In addition, the SCRCC partners with American Cancer Society and others to offer the comfort and reassurance that patients need. Some of the many special offerings include reiki and massage, nutrition counseling, psychological support, lymphedema and other symptom management, transportation and financial assistance. 
 
 
For a free kit about cancer screening and prevention, call us today (802) 447-1836.