SACMC Cancer Program
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. Explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
San Angelo Community Medical Center, Cancer Program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons – Commission on Cancer since 1988.
Scope of Service
The scope of services available at San Angelo Community Medical Center includes all services and activities to prevent, diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and follow cancer patients seen at our institution for primary, secondary or tertiary care.
The cancer program at San Angelo Community Medical Center consists of four components:
- Cancer Committee – Chairman Fazlur Rahman, M.D.
- Cancer Registry
- Quality Management Program
- Monthly Cancer Conferences
According to the National Institute of Health, cancer is the second leading cause of death among Americans. Doctors, researchers, and public health officials are working endlessly to change this fact by improving cancer prevention and treatment, but ultimately hoping to find a cure for cancer. The starting point for the work of doctors, researchers and public health officials is the Cancer Registrar.
All over America, and in your community, Cancer Registrars are working to gather information from every cancer patient on all aspects of their disease. As patient’s data becomes combined with that from other patients, and from other communities, the entire medical community now can understand more and more about cancer.
Cancer Registrars ensure that timely, accurate, and complete data are maintained on all types of cancer diagnosed and/or treated within a health care institution or within a defined population. These data are then used to inform a wide variety of public health decisions and provide quality information for cancer diagnosis and treatment education.
For more information, call 325-947-6276.