Hillcrest Cancer Registry Services
Hillcrest Cancer Program Services
- Fentress Cancer Center
- Hillcrest Cancer Registry
- Breast Screening Center
- Hillcrest Community Hospice
- Hillcrest Home Care
- Hillcrest Seventh Floor Oncology Unit
- Hillcrest Cancer Support Groups
- Gynecologic Oncology Group Research, affiliated with Duke University
The Hillcrest Cancer Registry
The Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Cancer Registry collects, stores and analyzes information about patients who have been diagnosed and treated for cancer and specific non-cancerous cases. The information is updated each year and assists our dedicated physicians and health care professionals in determining the most beneficial treatment for many types of cancer.
Lifetime follow-up information is held in the Cancer Registry for more than 20,000 patients treated at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center since the Cancer Registry's inception.
What About Confidentiality?
The Hillcrest Cancer Registry assures that all information stored in the registry is kept in the strictest confidence. Patients are never identified by name at cancer conferences on printed reports. Only Cancer Registry professionals have access to this privileged information.
What Are the Functions of a Registry?
Hillcrest Cancer Registry professionals enter information into the computer as a beneficial resource and service to:
- Provide data to physicians to monitor the success of specific cancer treatments;
- Maintain data assisting scientists in discovering the cause and cure for cancer;
- Coordinate cancer conferences to share significant information in learning new and improved methods of cancer treatments;
- Develop educational programs for physicians, patients, health care professionals and the community;
- Document all significant facts of the patient's medical history and treatment for evaluation of quality care;
- Provide lifetime follow-up for each patient;
- Calculate vital statistics for educational guidelines; and
- Maintain follow-up information to evaluate survival and early detection of recurrent cancer.
How Is Follow-up Data Collected?
The Hillcrest Cancer Registry strives to update patient records each year. The registry initially contacts the patient's physician for current follow-up information. Patients, relatives and friends are encouraged to assist the registry with any valuable updated information. Please contact the Hillcrest Cancer Program Coordinator at (254) 202-8581 with any change in:
- Patient's name;
- Health status;
- Patient's physician; and
- Phone number.
How Important is the Registry?
The Hillcrest Cancer Registry collects data that is utilized in conducting research in the treatment and cure of cancer. Physicians, researchers and health care professionals monitor and study the progress of specific types of cancer treatment by reports compiled by the Cancer Registry.
Questions about Hillcrest Cancer Registry Services? Call (254) 202-8581.