Marion General Hospital offers comprehensive cancer care services and is accredited as an American College of Surgeons Community Cancer Center. In 2015, Marion General, along with other OhioHealth facilities, was proud to become a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Center Network®

Marion General’s multidisciplinary panel of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists take a collaborative approach to evaluating, diagnosing, and developing treatment options, tailoring these to the specific needs of each patient. The cancer care team at Marion General is dedicated to providing the inpatient and outpatient services our community needs, allowing patients to stay local for high quality care.

Medical Services

Radiation Oncology: Radiation Oncology services are provided by board certified Radiation Oncologists, at OhioHealth Radiation Oncology, 1150 Crescent Heights Road, Marion. The Radiation Oncology center has been accredited by The Joint Commission, and the American College of Radiation Oncology. We are a proud member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®. Treatment options include intensity modulated radiation Therapy (IMRT), 3D conformal radiation therapy, and Image guided radio therapy (IGRT). For more information, please call: (740) 387.6722

Medical Oncology: Our medical oncologists treat patients for all types of cancer, including options for cancer clinical trials. They carefully manage your cancer care, including prescribing your course of treatment, monitoring your response to treatment and overseeing our follow up care. Search for a cancer specialist in Marion.

Surgery: Cancer surgeries are performed by board certified surgeons experienced in the surgical management of cancers. Reconstructive surgery is also provided by our qualified Plastic Surgery team.. While most patients can receive all their care right here in Marion, patients requiring more specialized care may be referred to subspecialists within the OhioHealth system.

Interventional Radiology: Interventional radiology plays a major role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. It is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. This imaging is used in targeting, guiding, and monitoring the treatment that is performed by the interventional radiologist.

Clinical Services:

Breast Health Program: Our breast health team of physician specialists in radiology, cancer surgeons, plastic surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologist provide specialized care and treatment in breast screening and cancer management. In addition, our Women’s Imaging Center offers a team of professionals that offer the expertise of digital mammography, ultrasound, breast MRI, stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound guided biopsy, and bone density. Our breast health nurse will be available for education and support for any breast health issues.

Lung Cancer Screening Program: The OhioHealth Lung Cancer Screening Program uses a low-dose chest CT scan to identify lung cancer before there are symptoms. “Low dose” means the amount of radiation you receive is significantly lower than a conventional CT scan at OhioHealth. A low-dose chest CT scan has 6 times less the radiation dose than a regular chest CT scan. Our lung cancer screening program is more than just a CT scan, however. It’s also a comprehensive approach to fighting lung cancer.

According to OhioHealth, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) – a national organization that provides guidelines for diagnosing and treating cancer – and the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), people who meet any of the following criteria should be screened for lung cancer.

  • Age 55-77 years old and;
  • Current smoker with a 30 pack year history (the number of packs a day multiplied by the number of years you smoked equals “pack years”)
  • If you have quit smoking, it should have been within the last 15 years
  • You cannot have any signs or symptoms of lung cancer
When you participate in our Lung Cancer Screening Program
  • We will help you develop an effective strategy to quit smoking.
  • We will help you understand the difference between screening for cancer and diagnosing cancer.
  • You will not only learn what to expect from your low-dose chest CT scan for lung cancer, but we will help you understand the results and what you need to do next.
We also offer free Smoking Cessation Counseling to the community.

Radiology: Imaging services, including mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, and PET/CT are offered at Marion General and at the OhioHealth Marion Medical Campus. Interventional Radiologists offer specialized services including biopsies.

Infusion Center: Marion General offers chemotherapy infusions, blood product transfusions, hydration, antibiotic therapy, and PICC line insertion administered by special trained oncology nurses in our Infusion Center. The Center is certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network ® and The Joint Commission.

Oncology Inpatient Care: Marion General provides oncology care services for those undergoing cancer treatment.

Cancer Research Trials: Marion General cancer patients now have local access to many nationwide clinical trials, through its affiliation with the NCI Community Oncology Research Program.

Integrative Oncology Services: Integrative Oncology consultations are offered at OhioHealth Radiation Oncology Center on Crescent Heights Drive. Patients are also seen by referral by our Cancer Nutritionist and our Oncology Rehabilitation team, as well as our Cancer Patient Navigator.

Cancer Rehabilitation: services include Lymphedema Therapy and Myofacial Release, as well as therapies to improve strength and function following cancer treatment. Through education, rehabilitation, exercise and emotional support, we strive to empower patients diagnosed with cancer to maintain and improve their quality of life during and following cancer treatments.

Learn more about the OhioHealth Cancer Rehabilitation program.

Cancer Genetics: Cancer Genetics consultations are offered at OhioHealth Radiation Oncology on Crescent Heights Rd. by appointment, through the OhioHealth Cancer Genetics Team. Cancer Genetic Consultations and Genetic Testing is offered locally. Call (614) 788.4640 or visit OhioHealth.com/CancerGenetics.

ET Clinic/Wound Care Clinic: This clinic includes a team of doctors and nurses who are dedicated to the specialty of wound and ostomy care.

Patient Navigation:

Everything you need, including a personal guide. What is the role of a patient navigator?

From the moment an abnormality is detected, one of your first contacts will be with your patient navigator, a specialist who serves as your personal guide throughout your journey. Your navigator will link you to the services, education and support you need to manage your care, restore your sense of well-being and overcome the challenges of living with cancer, including:

  • Understanding medical terms, diagnoses, procedures and treatment
  • Ensuring you have the information you need to make decisions
  • Coordinating with the rest of your care team
  • Finding the personal support that links you to everything
  • OhioHealth and the community have to offer
  • Connecting with survivorship programs

Multidisciplinary Survivorship Clinic: Patients who have completed their cancer treatment are offered follow-up through our multidisciplinary Cancer Survivorship Clinic, which includes Oncology nursing, Patient Navigation, Cancer Nutrition, and Cancer Rehabilitation.

OhioHealth CancerCall: Connecting you with OhioHealth cancer care expertise

  • OhioHealth CancerCall is an easy-to-use single access point for you to connect with cancer specialists and resources.
  • CancerCall is staffed by oncology-trained navigators who can provide the most up-to-date information on cancer screenings, programs and services throughout OhioHealth and the community.
  • CancerCall provides access to dedicated patient navigators to help answer questions specific to you

To find the right cancer expert for you, call OhioHealth CancerCall at:

(614) 566.4321 or 1 (800) 752.9119
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OhioHealth.com/Cancer