The Cancer Treatment Center
The Cancer Treatment Center at Ogden Regional is committed to providing personalized care and comprehensive treatment options at an award-winning local medical center with the best cancer doctors. We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the best cancer care throughout your journey to recovery.
To learn more about our cancer services, call us at (801) 479-2570.
We also participate in clinical trials to stay at the forefront for cutting-edge cancer treatment. These trials benefit current and future patients by making new treatment options available.
Comprehensive cancer services
We are proud to provide comprehensive services to treat any type of cancer. We provide a range of services to get you through every step.
Customized cancer treatment plans
Many types of cancer involve more than one type of treatment option. Your individual case will be evaluated during a special Cancer Conference by a panel of specialized physicians that are concerned with providing the best course of treatment for you and your individual situation. This meeting allows them to discuss your case from multiple perspectives and customize a treatment plan that will help achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Ogden Regional Medical Center has one of the most advanced radiation treatment options available. TomoTherapy® is a machine that can localize and target tumors within the body and deliver radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy. This machine enables physicians to deliver a high dose of radiation to the target area and substantially minimize side effects to other nearby organs.
Patients who have a higher risk of cancer due to their genetic makeup should take preventive measures to reduce their risk. Specific gene testing can identify these patients and help save not only their life, but also the lives of their family members. Ogden Regional has a board-certified genetic counselor that can ensure patients are appropriately screened, tested and understand their test results.
Cancer rehabilitation combines nutritional support with cancer-specific exercise therapy. In the cancer rehab program, you have the opportunity to meet with a registered dietician that will provide you with nutritional tips and advice specific to what your needs will be during and after your cancer treatment. You may have several sessions with an exercise physiologist who will create an individualized exercise regimen to aid you physically and psychologically. Patients that participate in this program experience several benefits, such as decreased fatigue and nausea. They also report increased balance, control, range of motion and quality of life.
The Role of the Patient Navigator at Ogden Regional Medical Center
We treat a range of cancers, including gynecologic cancers. We provide uterine, ovarian, vaginal and cervical cancer treatment.
The first step in getting the right treatment is knowing what symptoms are associated with gynecologic cancers. Some of the symptoms to look for include:
- Unusual vaginal bleeding, discharge and/or abnormal periods
- Trouble urinating
- A heavy feeling in the pelvis and/or pelvic pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Lower abdominal pain
- Weight gain or loss
- Unexpected and worsening back pain
- Gas, nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite
- A vaginal lump
Some of these cancers—such as ovarian, cervical or vaginal cancer—may have mild or no symptoms until the diseases are in an advanced stage.
Depending on the type of cancer you may have, our services include a thorough evaluation, consultation and education on your diagnosis. To give you the most accurate diagnosis, services include:
- Physical exams
- Pelvic exams
- Lab tests
- Pap tests and cervical cancer screenings
If you a diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, you may receive one or more of the following treatments:
- Hormone therapy
- Radiation therapy
Cancer support groups and resources
Cancer nurse navigator
Our cancer nurse navigator is an experienced nurse that will be a companion to you throughout your treatment. The nurse navigator will help you by answering your questions, connecting you with useful resources and coordinating your schedule and appointments with the appropriate physicians. Our navigator supports each patient with his or her unique situation during and after your cancer treatment journey. Your cancer patient navigator can be contacted for any cancer-related question or support at (801) 479-2943.
The men’s cancer support group and the breast cancer support group meet on a monthly basis and are led by a nurse oncologist. These groups help you connect with others who have gone through cancer treatment and provide you with hope, education and resources to help you not only survive, but thrive after cancer.
Cancer resource center
Ogden Regional Medical Center is also home to the first official cancer resource center in Utah, established through an exclusive partnership between the American Cancer Society and our hospital in Weber County.
The center provides the most up-to-date information about individual cancer treatment options and other resources available to patients. If you want to take proactive steps to prevent cancer from returning, you can research online information about cancer at the center at no cost. You will also find valuable literature from the American Cancer Society.
Volunteers trained by the American Cancer Society and Ogden Regional Medical Center staff the center. They can help you through every step of the treatment process, from diagnosis to recovery and future screenings. These experts can connect you to local community services and many other resources.
Superb Quality for Breast Cancer Patients
A recent study conducted by our physicians of 50 breast cancer patients who underwent radtiation treatment at ORMC showed that:
- 98% were staged appropriately based on AJCC staging
- 100% of our patients were offered appropriate treatment recommendations based on current NCCN guidelines
- 82% were eligible for breast conservation therapy and 68% of those eligible underwent breast conservation surgery - This is higher than the national benchmark of 50%
- Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, and Surgical Oncology treatment services from board certified physicians are available to all of our patients
When you or someone you love is battling cancer, information is both empowering and necessary. Learn as much as you can about the disease and treatment, so that you are knowledgeable about your options.
Our team of financial counselors can assist you with your financial concerns and help determine how your treatment, billing and insurance can be handled.
Tibetan prayer flags
We are pleased to offer Tibetan prayer flags as an option for a sign of hope and peace as a special, spiritual service to our cancer treatment patients.
We supply our patients with five Tibetan prayer flags as well as a separate flag with your name written on it that will travel to the highest mountains around the world, eventually to end its journey at Mount Everest.