Cancer Patient Care Essentials

Cancer comes in all types and can develop anywhere on the body. Though the scope of cancer is wide, there are certain universal principles of testing and treating cancer – for example, determining if a tumor is benign or malignant. If the tumor is malignant, your doctor must determine whether the cancer is locally invasive or metastatic, meaning the cancer is growing in other areas of the body.  

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, one of the best things you can do is learn as much as possible to make the most informed decisions. A great way to start is to read more about cancer diagnoses and treatments in our online Health Library.  If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you should review our page on Comprehensive Breast Cancer to learn what we can do for you. We want to provide you with the peace of mind while offering a wide variety of services, including clinical trials for experimental options.

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Newly Diagnosed

If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, these resources will help you to start your journey of cancer treatment at Good Samaritan Cancer Institute.

Patient Resources

Good Samaritan Cancer Institute provides opportunities and resources for patients and their families to become more knowledgeable in managing their cancer experience.

Healthy Living

Good Samaritan Cancer Institute offers a variety of educational materials for cancer patients and families. Browse articles.

About Our Cancer Institute:

Finding the right hospital and treatment for cancer is an important first step. The Good Samaritan Cancer Institute takes a multidisciplinary approach that has helped us provide compassionate cancer care and recovery.

Our Cancer Care includes:

  • —Good Samaritan Cancer Institute provides programs and services for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, support and follow-up care for people with cancer.
  • —Good Samaritan Cancer Institute features advanced technology in a warm, patient friendly environment. The multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists includes physicians, nurses, technologists and support staff who care for patients in a convenient and comfortable setting.
  • —Notably, it received a three-year accreditation and an Award of Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for meeting or exceeding 36 standards of care.
  • —Spending Winter in Palm Beach County? We can coordinate and continue your care. Learn more.

Oncologists and Physicians

A multidisciplinary team of physicians is what allows the cancer center 'comprehensive' care. Read more about the specialists at the comprehensive Cancer Center who see patients for consultation, treatment and follow-up.