Compassionate Care, Focused on You
When you or a loved one is faced with a cancer diagnosis, it’s reassuring to know that the best care is available close to home. MaineHealth Cancer Care Center York County is committed to offering compassionate patient-centered care, delivered in a beautiful setting, by experienced cancer specialists. Our services include:
MaineHealth Cancer Care Center York County is a partner of the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, a coordinated system of care that brings the best evidenced-based cancer treatments as close to home as possible to communities across Maine and the Mt. Washington Valley in New Hampshire.
We Take a Team Approach
We bring together the top cancer specialists who share their collective expertise to provide patients with the right care. Learn more about our team approach.
After a patient has been diagnosed with cancer, his or her health care team will develop a treatment plan that may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or all three. At the MaineHealth Cancer Care Center York County, we provide radiation therapy, IV therapy, and cancer care and blood disorder services. We will also assist in making referrals for other cancer care services such as genetic counseling, nutritional counseling, palliative care and hospice care. Part of our role as a cancer center is to educate and inform both our patients and the larger community. We will maintain close communication with your primary care doctor and oncologist, so you’ll never lose continuity in those important relationships.
Radiation therapy utilizes high-energy rays (such as x-rays) to kill or shrink cancer cells and to treat other benign conditions. In treating cancer, the radiation may come from outside of the body or from radioactive materials placed directly in the tumor. Radiation therapy may be used to:
- Reduce the size of a cancer before surgery
- Destroy any remaining cancer cells after surgery, or, in some cases
- Be the primary treatment for cancer and other diseases
Our radiation treatment center features:
- Dual-energy x-ray “accelerator” with electron capabilities
- CT simulator with a 3-D conformal treatment planning system
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
The radiation team includes radiation oncologists who specify what is to be treated and for how long. This includes the amount of radiation you will receive each day and the total number of treatment days.
Your Care Team
The cancer care physicians, nurses and technicians at the MaineHealth Cancer Care Center York County are many of the same professionals who have been providing care for thousands of cancer patients at Maine Medical Center’s Scarborough, Portland and Bath campuses. We know cancer. We fight it every day. We’re here to make your visit comfortable, reassuring and successful as we fight to cure your disease. You are our top priority. If there is anything we can do to make your procedure more comfortable, just ask or inquire about our patient navigator services.
About the Center
The MaineHealth Cancer Care Center York County (formerly the Cancer Care Center of York County), which opened in 2006 at 27 Industrial Avenue in Sanford, was formed in collaboration with Maine Medical Center, Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) and Goodall Hospital with a mission to provide the best cancer treatment available in York County from one location. In 2014 SMMC and Goodall Hospital merged to become Southern Maine Health Care. On June 1, 2018, the name changed from the Cancer Care Center of York County to MaineHealth Cancer Care Center York County.
On-Site Support and Complementary Services
Nutrition: A licensed, registered dietitian is available by appointment twice a month, providing nutritional assessment and counseling at no extra cost to patients being treated at the Center.
Cancer Support Group: Our support group meets twice each month at the Center. This group provides a setting for those who are dealing with cancer as well as caregivers to come and share information about their journey. Care Givers Support Group meets on the first and third Friday of every month. For more information, contact facilitator Jess Welch, LMSW at (207) 294-5800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga for Healing: This class is designed for patients in active treatment, cancer survivors, and caregivers. Each week participants explore a different area to help navigate through cancer and the challenges faced every day. Meets every Monday for 8 weeks.
Scarves and Hats: Complimentary caps/hats and scarves made of wool and cotton are made available to our patients in need. They are knit by volunteers and generously donated.
Healing Garden: We have a healing garden located in the front of the building that is open to patients, staff, visitors and the community. All are welcome from dawn to dusk.