The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year reaccreditation to the cancer program at South Georgia Medical Center's Pearlman Cancer Center.

CoC approval is given only to those facilities that have committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment. To meet the standards, each cancer program and the organization that controls it must undergo a rigorous evaluation and performance review.

Receiving health care at a Commission on Cancer approved cancer facility ensures that a patient will have access to:

The program promotes consultation among surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialist. This multidisciplinary cooperation results in improved patient care. A tumor registry assures that all patients diagnosed or treated for cancer receive updates and information, continuing care, and rehab assistance.

SGMC has held this distinction for the past 24 years.

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