Oncology and State-of-the-Art Cancer Care at UH Geauga

UH Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center is the only comprehensive cancer center in Geauga County. We provide patients with on-site cancer care, ranging from state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostics to infusion therapy, radiation therapy, screenings, access to clinical trials, nutritional support and psychological support. The Center has the Commission on Cancer Accreditation, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification, which are designations of excellence in providing cancer care. All cancer services are carefully coordinated and individualized for each patient by a highly skilled team of UH Seidman Cancer Center specialists. Our multidisciplinary team is committed to the individual physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient and embraces the expertise of:

  • Board-certified surgeons
  • Oncologists
  • Nurses
  • Pathologists
  • Radiology oncologists
  • Oncology pharmacists

UH Geauga Medical Center Provides the Latest Radiation Oncology Treatment

UH Seidman Cancer Center at UH Geauga Medical Center offers on-site radiation oncology for patients of all ages. Radiation oncology is the fundamental method used to cure or manage cancer. At UH Geauga Medical Center, radiation oncology is used to destroy malignant cancer cells and shrink tumor size. Our multidisciplinary team of radiation oncologists guides each patient’s cancer treatment plan.

Infusion Center at UH Geauga

The Infusion Center at UH Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio, offers the following for patients with cancer:

  • IV Chemotherapy and Biotherapy
  • Blood and Blood Product Transfusions
  • Intravenous (IV) Antibiotics
  • IV Fluid for Hydration
  • IV Medications for Nausea
  • Growth Factor Injections

Breast Health Center Delivers Innovative and Personalized Care in Geauga County

UH Geauga Breast Health Center provides innovative and personal care aimed at preventing, diagnosing and treating benign and malignant breast disease. Our board-certified breast specialists are recognized as experts in the field. UH Geauga physicians lead an accredited Breast Center of Excellence designated by the American College of Radiology and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

At UH Geauga Breast Health Center, we know that comprehensive breast care requires more than just medicine. We also take a patient’s emotional well-being into consideration. Our multidisciplinary team of breast care specialists guides each individual through all levels of treatment.

Prevention and early detection are the keys to optimizing breast health. UH Geauga breast health specialists offer a wide range of screening services, including:

  • Traditional and  3D mammography (tomosynthesis)
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy

Nurse Navigators Advocate on Patients Behalf

Nurse navigators are available at UH Geauga Medical Center to serve as an educator and advocate for our patients and their caregivers throughout their cancer care experience.

Our navigators focus on providing patients with:

  • A knowledgeable contact person to facilitate questions, concerns or issues
  • Educational information
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals as needed
2018 Prevention & Health Screening Programs Data
Screening Date Screening Number of Participants # of Biopsy Recommendations # Given Referral Only Total # of Referrals Other Confirmed Cases Diagnosis
05/05/2018 Genetic Assessment for Breast Cancer Risk 6 0 0 5 0 0  
06/23/2018 Skin Cancer 70 12 12 24 0 2 Basal Cell Carcinoma
06/23/2018 Prostate Cancer 26 0 0 0 0 2 Abnormal PSA
  Male Participants Female Participants     Participants Under 19 Participants 19-40 Participants 41-65 Participants 66 and up
  50 52     4 6 42 50

Findings of the 2016 Geauga County Health Needs Assessment show the leading incidence of Adult Cancer by type to be: Breast, Prostate, Lung and Bronchus, Colon and Rectum. The largest percent of cancer deaths were from lung and bronchus cancers. The leading causes of male cancer deaths in Geauga County are: Lung, Prostate and Bladder. The leading causes of female cancer deaths in Geauga County are: Lung, Breast and Colon. When age differences are accounted for, Geauga County had a lower cancer mortality rate than Ohio and the U.S. The percentage of Geauga County males who died from all cancers is higher than the percentage of Geauga County females who died from all cancers. 13% of Geauga County adults have been diagnosed with cancer at some time in their life. The American Cancer Society advises that avoiding tobacco products, maintaining a healthy weight, adopting a physically active lifestyle, eating more fruits and vegetables, limiting alcoholic beverages, and early detection may reduce overall cancer deaths.