EXPANSION ENHANCES SERVICES AT SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA REGIONAL CANCER CENTER

NORTON, Va. – For the Southwest Virginia Regional Cancer Center, bigger is better.

A recent 3,800-square-foot expansion is enhancing the services offered at the center, as well as allowing room for future growth, said Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital President Robert Polahar.

“When you’re sick, you obviously want the best treatment available to be close to home,” Polahar said. “We’re giving our physicians the tools and facilities they need to manage the care of cancer patients locally.”

Thanks to the extra room at the cancer center, a physician assistant can now see patients five days a week instead of three. And the center’s chemotherapy area has been expanded to give patients greater comfort and privacy.

The cancer center’s staff will also grow in the near future. A second full-time medical oncologist is being recruited, Polahar said.

The Southwest Virginia Regional Cancer Center, owned by Wellmont Lonesome Pine and located at 611 Trent St., provides a team approach to cancer therapy. Services available include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, laboratory services, gynecological oncology consultation and access to new therapies being researched at major cancer centers.

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