Patient Education

On your journey with cancer you not only have questions but, you seek to find answers and solutions as well. That is why here at SCOA, we understand the truth that knowledge is power and we make it a priority to see that you are educated every step of the way, no matter your cancer diagnosis. Patient education is an important part of what makes The Cancer Center at South Carolina Oncology different.

When you need answers, SCOA provides educational resources that explain your type of cancer, what the stages are, your treatment goals, risks, side effects and treatment options. We specialize in the treatment of most types of cancer including those listed below:

Types of Cancer

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Hematologic Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer

Prior to any first treatment or treatment change our patients are scheduled to visit with a teaching nurse for a face to face appointment. During the session, our patients and family members (if requested) will learn about their specific treatment plan and any potential side effects related to treatment. After our patients have completed the education process and all of your questions have been answered then you will be oriented to our treatment area.