Conway Medical Center is making giant strides toward enhancing its cancer care program through a new affiliation and the upcoming opening of a new state-of-the art cancer center inside the hospital.
The CMC Cancer Center will include infusion services for patients in need of chemotherapy, intravenous medications and other blood products. Equipped to offer all of the latest technologies in a single convenient location, CMC’s Cancer Center provides blood and platelet transfusions, blood draws, hydration therapy, injections, as well as traditional intravenous chemotherapy infusions. The space features a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for patients who may be receiving treatment at the center frequently for many hours at a time.
To assist with the expansion of CMC’s oncology services, the medical center has become a Duke Cancer Network Affiliate providing CMC access to the clinical experience and expertise of the Duke Cancer Institute. This relationship gives CMC access to the most current training and staff education when it comes to cancer and cancer-related health issues. CMC will also have access to Duke University Health System’s best practices and clinical trials in Oncology.
As the relationship progresses, CMC’s goal is to further enhance its service offerings to allow patients to receive care locally, close to family and friends. CMC’s access to Duke Health System resources will be invaluable in maintaining and expanding upon the excellent quality of care the medical center provides to Horry County and the surrounding areas.
CMC has also invested in bringing a specialty trained oncologist to our community. Heading up the infusion center at CMC is Dr. Najla Itani who specializes in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine. Inspired by a strong desire to serve the oncology patient population in a community setting, Dr. Itani is passionate about connecting with people and getting to know the real person behind the disease. “I strongly believe that building a strong physician-patient connection that is founded in trust is at the core of excellent patient care. I want my patients to feel that we are an extension of their family and will care for them in both the best and worst of times.”
Dr. Itani’s drive to make a difference in the lives of her patients and to work in underserved areas makes her a perfect addition to the CMC Cancer Center. “My patients will always come first and I will do my best to provide the best care possible for each patient no matter how difficult that may be.”
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