About LewisGale Regional Health System

Patients have access to world-class cancer care through Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at LewisGale Regional Health System (LGRHS ) programs— from screenings, diagnostics, and surgery, to radiation, chemotherapy, and novel clinical trials. Our comprehensive care teams provide patients with the latest treatments and technology delivered with compassionate, quality care close to home.

Cancer treatment at LewisGale Regional Health System

The multidisciplinary team of specialists at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at LGRHS collaborate to provide a personalized care plan with the latest treatment options for every patient.

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at LGRHS also offers access to oncology-specialized nurse navigators, who are members of a multidisciplinary care team, and can serve as advocates and educators for you and your family. Nurse navigators facilitate communication between your entire care team, help coordinate appointments and transportation, and address any other barriers you may face during your cancer journey.

With Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at LGRHS, you have a team of cancer experts working together to provide you with the right treatment at the right time in your cancer journey.

Cancers we treat

Our oncology team includes hundreds of specialists with decades of experience in screening, diagnosing and treating cancers including, but not limited to:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain tumors
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia and blood-related cancers
  • Lung and chest cancers
  • Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic and liver cancers
  • Peritoneal carcinoma and peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Pituitary cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Genitourinary cancer
  • Skin cancer, including melanoma
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Multidisciplinary cancer treatment conferences

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at LewisGale Regional Medical Center’s ongoing, weekly multidisciplinary conferences, also known as Tumor Board meetings, gather physicians from across specialties to discuss the most effective treatment plan for each patient’s unique case. Additionally, monthly breast conferences occur to discuss treatment plans for breast cancer patients in an interdisciplinary format.

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute and LewisGale Pulaski Hospital hosts a monthly multidisciplinary neurosurgery and general Tumor Board that offers an active discussion of diagnosis and treatment plans for neurosurgery as well as prostate, Gyn and other tumor sites.

Multiple access points for cancer care

At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at LGRHS we offer more ways to access cancer screening, diagnosis and care, than any other health system in the region. Our comprehensive cancer programs include screening and diagnosis, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and inpatient acute care services.

LewisGale Medical Center and LewisGale Pulaski offer comprehensive cancer centers that are fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation program for the screening and treatment of cancers.

  • LewisGale Medical Center and LewisGale Hospital Pulaski offer comprehensive radiation therapy, chemotherapy and infusion therapy.
  • LewisGale Hospitals in Alleghany, Montgomery and Pulaski, as well as LewisGale Medical Center, perform surgery for numerous cancer types. Surgery is most often the first line of defense for the treatment of many cancer types.
  • LewisGale Medical Center performs highly complex, high-acuity surgeries for cancers of the brain, pancreas, liver and lungs. This includes the Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer, thoracic surgery for lung cancer and robotic-assisted surgeries.

Comprehensive cancer programs

  • LewisGale Medical Center
  • LewisGale Hospital Pulaski

Cancer network hospitals

  • LewisGale Hospital Alleghany
  • LewisGale Hospital Montgomery
  • LewisGale Hospital Pulaski
  • LewisGale Medical Center

Cancer network imaging centers

  • LewisGale Hospital Alleghany
  • LewisGale Hospital Montgomery Imaging Center
  • LewisGale Hospital Pulaski
  • LewisGale Medical Center
  • LewisGale Imaging Center—Brambleton
  • LewisGale Imaging Center—Daleville

Cancer care services

Our multidisciplinary teams respond quickly to guide you from diagnosis through survivorship. Our comprehensive cancer services and treatments include:

  • Cancer, plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Cytoreductive surgery—procedure used to remove tumors from the lining of the stomach
  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy—hypothermia therapy used alongside surgery in the treatment of advanced abdominal cancers
  • Minimally-invasive and robotic surgery
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Chemotherapy, biotherapy and infusion therapies
  • Genetic counseling
  • Radiation therapy
  • Brachytherapy for prostate seed implantation, gynecological cancers and skin cancers
  • Varian linear accelerator
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) with on-board imaging
  • Volume-modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery—targeted radiation that spares surrounding healthy tissues
  • Oncology certified dietician
  • Recovery and support services
  • Rehabilitation services and lymphedema therapy
  • Cancer diagnosis

To get the best cancer care, you first need the most accurate diagnosis. LewisGale Regional Health System offers the latest in diagnostic technology, and our physicians are skilled in interpreting results.

Our leading-edge diagnostic and imaging services are available at multiple LewisGale Regional Health System locations throughout southwest Virginia. We’re in your community and take care of you like family.

  • Computed tomography (CT) high-resolution scanning, including low-dose CT for lung cancer screening
  • 3-Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Digital mammography—the region’s first provider of this powerful breast cancer detection tool
  • Stereotactic, ultrasound or MRI guidance for breast imaging and biopsy
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning and combined PET/CT scanning
  • Molecular imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Hematology services—for detecting and treating cancers of the blood
  • Robotic bronchoscopy with reach, vision, and control—for early detection of lesions deep within the lungs

Learn more about cancer services available in Southwest Virginia.