medical oncology

You don’t have to face a cancer diagnosis alone. All of us at Bon Secours Virginia are here to support you during your care. Our oncologists can treat all forms of cancer, including breast, lung, and colorectal.

We provide comprehensive cancer screening, evaluation, and treatment. We also offer state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, including mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and biopsies. Our doctors are your partners in care. They are ready to explain your condition, discuss options, and create a treatment plan that is right for you.

Cancer research has revealed a lot in recent years. As a result, the disease is more treatable than ever before. Thanks to advanced screening, cancer can be detected early, while tumors are small and haven’t spread through the body.  Physicians also now know much about how cancers behave. So, therapies are more targeted and refined. They also are easier on patients.

We treat cancer at its hospital locations and at three free-standing cancer centers. We offer the latest and most effective cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, or a combination of these. Conventional cancer therapy can be supplemented by complementary and alternative therapy, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, or aromatherapy.

We offer many resources to women with cancer and their families. These include the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center and the Cancer Institute at St. Francis. In addition, we provide hospice and palliative care, and bereavement services.

At Bon Secours Virginia, cancer treatment is never routine. Our oncologists are dedicated to getting you well again. We use a team approach to care that focuses on you and relies on open communication and shared decision making. We will discuss your condition and your options so you can determine the best treatment for you.  Rest assured that at Bon Secours Virginia, you'll have access to the best medicine -- and the best care.

Good help brings hope.

  • For more information on cancer care at Bon Secours Virginia, click here
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We take a collaborative approach to care, creating an open partnership in which we fully explain your condition, discuss your options, and develop a treatment plan that is most effective for you.

Susan W. Schaffer, D.O.

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