Stephens Memorial Hospital and Western Maine Health are committed to providing our patients with the most current, high-quality cancer care available. We offer a full range of diagnostic, treatment and support services locally and by referral. We also offer screening services and resources for education about cancer and cancer prevention. For more information, click on the links on this page or call (207) 743-5933.
View 2011 Cancer Program Annual Report
MaineHealth Cancer Website
Cancer Program Accreditation
The Stephens Memorial Hospital Cancer Program is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Approval awards are based on compliance with 47 mandatory standards to ensure that approved programs provide all patients with a full range of diagnostic, treatment and supportive services either on-site at the facility or by referral. The standards also emphasize compliance with criteria for clinical (patient) care management, quality management and improvement, cancer data management, and public and staff education.
Cancer Screening and Prevention Services
Early detection is imperative to reducing the prevalence of and suffering from cancer. SMH, in partnership with our local health care providers, offers free cancer screenings and services to qualifying patients.
Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program
Stephens Memorial Hospital has joined the Maine Breast and Cervical Program to offer free mammograms and pap smears to women who meet MCBCHP guidelines.
SMH Mammography Coupon Program
For uninsured or underinsured women, coupons for free screening mammograms and interpretations are available at the following physician offices:
- Western Maine Family Practice
- Western Maine Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Oxford Hills Family Practice
- Oxford Hills Internal Medicine
- Bethel Family Health Center
Using the latest technology, Stephens Memorial Hospital provides many diagnostic services. We wish to treat patients as close to their homes as possible, therefore the following services have been made available at SMH:
In some cases, patients are referred to services in Portland, Lewiston, Boston or wherever necessary care can be provided.
- ACR accredited mammography [Mammography Center]
- ACR accredited stereotactic breast biopsy [Mammography Center]
- Computed tomography scanning [Imaging]
- Magnetic resonance imaging [Imaging]
- Nuclear medicine scans [Imaging]
- Full range of biopsy services, including sentinel node biopsies
Stephens Memorial Hospital and our professional staff provide a broad range of treatment services locally, including cancer surgery and chemotherapy. All modalities of radiation therapy, bone marrow transplantation, access to clinical trials and other treatment types are available by referral.
Stephens Memorial Hospital's physicians and staff provide more than just outstanding care. We also offer education, resources, and support services to help you and your family cope with your illness including:
Disclaimer: The information found through the links above is provided solely for your education and enrichment. It should not be relied upon for personal diagnosis, treatment, or any other medical purpose. If you believe that a particular diagnosis or therapy applies to your situation, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider to discuss it.