Cancer is a disease in which the body’s abnormal cells multiply at a higher than normal rate and
spread to one or more parts of the body, sometimes causing the development of masses and
tumors. Deaconess Hospital’s cancer care facility combines cancer treatment technology with
oncology specialists to deliver care and support to cancer patients and their families.
The cancer program at Deaconess Hospital has held an American College of Surgeons
Commission on Cancer accreditation since 1952. We provide all treatment options for cancer,
surgery and chemotherapy, as well as a wide range of other clinical and support services.
At Deaconess Hospital, we aim to provide patients battling cancer—and their families—a source
of strength, care, support and hope. Our cancer team consists of physicians and other healthcare
professionals, representing the full spectrum of specialties involved in cancer care. Through
Rockwood Health System, we host cancer conferences that are designed as a care-planning
approach in which the group of specialists collectively designs the best course of treatment
options for each patient. Specialists in medical and radiation oncology, radiology, surgery
and cancer research meet weekly to evaluate and discuss the appropriate treatment strategy.
Cases are also reviewed for appropriate clinical trials available at the cancer center’s research
department. This approach allows the team to design a best course of treatment for each
For more information, please contact:
800 W. 5th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204