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Fauquier Health Center for Cancer Care
Fauquier Health Center for Cancer Care was established with a specific goal in mind - to help guide patients through all phases of cancer care. Our mission is to ensure that all patients receive the highest level of care, from screening, to diagnosis, to treatment, to survivorship, to end of life care.
The program earned national accreditation as a community cancer program after extensive evaluation, in December of 2016 from the Commission on Cancer.
Fauquier Health Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Raj Pal Manchandani, medical oncologist/hematologist, is just a few steps away from the hospital's Infusion Center. Designed for the convenience of patients, Dr. Manchandani’s office is a part of the hematology and oncology department located at Fauquier Hospital, so he is available in case there are questions or concerns.
Hematology/Oncology Services can diagnose and treat blood disorders: low blood count, bleeding disorders and coagulation disorders, as well as many types of cancer. Dr. Manchandani can refer patients to local radiation therapy when necessary.
The Infusion Center is designed to provide a cheerful, light and modern setting for infusion /chemotherapy patients. The rooms incorporate many home-like comforts, including the ability to screen medical equipment from view to create a more serene atmosphere. Advanced technology, comfortable patient-centered design, and on-site supervision by a hematologist/oncologist and infusion nurses combine to make this the outstanding treatment facility in the region.
All nurses in the Infusion Center are trained as Infusion Nurses. Those who administer chemotherapy have the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy certification through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). In addition, two RNs are certified as Oncology Certified Nurses through ONS, which is more comprehensive.
Oncology Nurse Navigator
The Fauquier Health Nurse Navigator program provides cancer patients with guidance, support and resources to assist them throughout their cancer journey. The oncology nurse navigator can:
- Guide cancer patients through diagnosis,treatment and survivorship
- Advocate on patients' behalf to enhance communication with health care team
- Work to find appropriate resources and support needed
- Assist with locating appropriate resources to pay for health care needs
- Facilitate health care appointments and arrange for transportation
- Provide educational resources to patient and family
If you or a family member feel you might benefit from speaking with a nurse navigator or need more information, please call 540-316-CARE (2273).
Fauquier Hospital offers a number of medical imaging modalities for detecting and diagnosing cancer, including:
- CT scan
- Nuclear Medicine and
- Mammography Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiology (IR) is a subspecialty of radiology. By combining the most advanced technology with the fundamentals of patient care, interventional radiologists are able to use image-guided (minimally invasive) procedures to diagnose and/or treat certain cancers.
During an IR procedure, the interventional radiologist uses X-ray, fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) or ultrasound images to guide small instruments (catheters) through the vascular system or other pathways percutaneously (through the skin). Interventional radiology procedures often replace open surgical procedures, which is a big benefit for our patients. Since there is no large incision, there is usually less risk, less pain and a shorter recovery time.
The Fauquier Health interventional radiology team includes board-certified radiologists with advanced training in interventional procedures, nurses with critical care/emergency room backgrounds, and X-ray technologists with specialized training in interventional radiology.
Interventional Radiology and Cancer Care
- Biopsies (breast, kidney, liver, lung, thyroid, bone marrow)
- Mediport placement for administration of chemotherapy
- Chemoembolization (delivery of cancer-fighting agents directly to the site of a cancer tumor)
- Radiofrequency Ablation (the use of radiofrequency (RF) energy to “cook” and kill cancerous tumors)
- Cryoablation (the use of extremely cold gas to freeze and kill cancerous tumors)
- Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) (Non-surgical procedure that is used to treat malignant lesions in the liver)
Surgery is the branch of medicine that encompasses preoperative preparation, intraoperative judgment and management and postoperative care of clients. In cases where surgery is part of a cancer patient's treatment protocol, Fauquier Health can provide top-flight surgeons and facilities. Urology Physicians with Fauquier Health Urology works alongside Dr. Raj Pal Manchdani of Fauquier Health Oncology and Hemotology to help diagnose and treat patients with prostate cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancer. Oncology Rehabilitation
Oncology rehabilitation includes a wide range of therapies designed to help you build strength and endurance, regain independence, reduce stress and maintain the energy to participate in daily activities that are important to you. Laboratory and Pathology
Fauquier Hospital operates a full-service laboratory in conjunction with Pathfinder Diagnostics, Lab Corporation of America, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and the American Red Cross. The laboratory provides consultation services in most areas of anatomic and clinical pathology and comprehensive laboratory services to physician offices.
The pathologists and medical director are board certified in clinical and anatomic pathology. The medical technologists performing the testing are all certified by national credentialing agencies. The hospital laboratory is accredited with distinction by the College of American Pathologists.
Cancer Support Services
C.R.E.W. stands for Cancer Resources, Education and Wellness. The group meets the second Monday of each month, at 5:30 p.m. in Fauquier Hospital’s Chestnut Room. Call the oncology nurse navigator at 540-316-CARE (2273) for more information. The Bereavement Support Group meets the first and third Monday of each month, at 1 p.m. in Fauquier Hospital’s Chestnut Room. It is a free general grief and loss discussion support group for all types of losses. To register or for more information, contact Roxanne Woodward at 703-957-1800.
Look Good, Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, helping people with cancer to find some normalcy in a life that is by no means normal. The program is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. To register, contact the American Cancer Society at 1 800-227-2345.
The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program provides transportation for cancer patients to get to their appointments and treatment sessions. The free service is provided by trained volunteers who donate their time and vehicles. Call 1 (800) 227-2345 or visit Cancer.org for more information.
Fauquier Health offers Reiki as a healing therapy for Infusion Center patients. Reiki is the practice of channeling universal life energies through a Reiki practitioner into an injured, ill, or otherwise distressed person. Infusion Center patients at Fauquier Health who would like to learn more about the complimentary Reiki program may contact the Oncology Nurse Navigator at 540-316-2273. Beth Potter, MS, RDN, is the Fauquier Health Wellness Center’s registered dietitian. Appointments may be arranged through the Fauquier Health Hematology/Oncology office at 540-316-4369.
Offering comprehensive cancer care and support to patients and their families.
We want you to expect exceptional and professional care here. As a center that focuses exclusively on breast imaging and diagnostics, our radiologists have among them more than 50 years of experience, along with advanced training in BSGI and dedicated breast MRI.
Our technologists are also specially trained in breast imaging and provide our physicians with outstanding support.
A breast exam or procedure can be an anxious time and we make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. You’ll find private dressing rooms, a calming environment, and a staff both sensitive to your needs and respectful of your time.
Our physicians and staff are here to answers any questions you may have about mammography, ultrasound, biopsy and general breast health.
If you have any questions, are seeking treatment, or need help navigating your journey to recovery, call us at 540.316.4360.