Cancer Care

We are committed to making a difference in our patients’ lives.

Cancer Center

At the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center, our mission is to support our patients physically, emotionally and spiritually in their journey to recovery. Everyday, we live our mission by providing clinical excellence in a healing environment. We are committed to making a difference in our patients’ lives through our programs, services and personal care. Everyday, we live our mission by providing clinical excellence in a healing environment and empowering patients. We are committed to making a difference in our patients’ lives through our programs, services and personal care.

We have been accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) since 1981, and our  Radiation Therapy department is the only ACR (American College of Radiology) accredited Radiation Therapy center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

If you have any questions about our services, please call the Cancer Institute at (402) 219-5000.

Outreach

Cancer survival rates dramatically increase with early detection of the disease. Our outreach team is saving lives by offering early cancer screenings to people that wouldn't have access to the service otherwise.

They are building awareness about the importance of cancer prevention and early detection. And, they are also reducing gaps in health care through increased access to cancer screenings for uninsured, underinsured and persons without primary care providers.

Their outreach supports the St. Elizabeth mission by fostering healthier communities and providing compassionate care to those in need. Our Outreach team offers free, cancer screenings throughout the year, and they ensure that any positive screenings receive the next level of diagnostic testing.

Survivorship Care Plans

In 1971, there were approximately three million cancer survivors in the United States. Today, that figure has grown to nearly 12 million, according to the National Cancer Institute. While most cancer survivors will lead healthy, active lives, some may develop problems related to their cancer and its treatment.

As cancer patients transition into life after treatment, a Survivorship Care Plan serves as a communication tool between survivors and health care providers. The plan provides patients and primary care physicians with a comprehensive treatment summary and wellness plan that focuses on the long-term needs of the survivor.

Our Survivorship Care Plans are created by our experienced cancer nurse navigators. The comprehensive  plan includes:

  • contact information on your team of doctors
  • detailed treatment summary
  • symptoms to watch for to detect cancer recurrence
  • recommended cancer screening and other examinations, and the schedule on which they should be performed
  • information on possible late and long-terms effects of treatment
  • recommendations for healthy behaviors such as diet, exercise, and smoking cessation
  • directory of support services

Our detailed Survivorship Care Plan keeps patients and their health care providers informed and aware of any long-term health concerns.