Comprehensive Cancer Services


With Our Comprehensive Services, We Deliver Hope In the Fight Against Cancer 

Everybody knows somebody who’s had to fight cancer. Just this past year, more than 1.6 million Americans were diagnosed with the disease, and every day, cancer caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people. At Main Street Hospital, we’ve made a commitment to provide our community with the technology, resources and expertise that are critical in detecting and fighting cancer.

How We Detect Cancer

The best way to beat cancer is to detect it early, which greatly increases the chances of a successful treatment. Thanks to new technology and better screening techniques available at Main Street Hospital, the death rate for cancer has decreased 20 percent since its peak in 1991.

Diagnostic Imaging: We provide a full range of diagnostic tools used to detect cancer, including ultrasound, MRI, CT Scan and X-ray.

Screening Tests and Procedures: 

•  Mammogram to detect breast cancer

•  Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy to detect colorectal cancer

•  Pap test to check for cervical cancer in women

•  Digital rectal exam to check for prostate cancer in men

Lab Tests: Sophisticated laboratory equipment is used to analyze blood, urine, or tissue for any abnormalities that may indicate cancer.

Biopsy: Often performed when an imaging test cannot make a definitive diagnosis of cancer. Body tissue or a sample of cells is removed and then analyzed in a lab.

How We Treat Cancer

Surgery is the foundation of cancer treatments and is often used when the cancer is localized and hasn’t spread to other parts of the body. In most cases, surgery is followed by radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of the two.

Chemotherapy is used to treat many cancers. More than 100 chemotherapy drugs are used today to kill the fast-growing cancer cells in your body. Our chemotherapy specialists develop a targeted therapy plan to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.

Radiation therapy uses X-rays, gamma rays and other charged particles to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. New technologies pinpoint the radiation in order to limit the damage to healthy cells.