"Collaborating with the American Cancer Society complements the personalized, state-of-the-art care being offered to our patients at the Hallmark Health Cancer Center," said Michael V. Sack, Hallmark Health President and CEO. "By combining our efforts we are able to help more people that are battling cancer through their treatment process."

The Hallmark Health Cancer Center is a comprehensive cancer program providing patients with a range of state of the art services delivered with compassionate care. The Cancer Center is comprised of the CHEM Center for Radiation Oncology and the Hematology Oncology Center, both conveniently located on Montvale Avenue in Stoneham. Hallmark Health is proud to provide patients local access to renowned oncologists and the latest cancer treatment and support options.

"The collaboration between Hallmark Health and the American Cancer Society will be of great benefit to our patients, as it will give them access to more support programs and services," said Rebecca Eisenberg, MD, of the Hallmark Health Cancer Center. "We hope that our patients will take advantage of this collaboration and seek resources that could help them through this difficult time."

Many of the support programs and services provided by the American Cancer Society are aimed at improving the quality of life for cancer patients. Programs and services include providing transportation for patients to and from treatment through Road to Recovery SM and helping cancer patients cope with appearance side effects from chemotherapy or radiation treatments by teaching hands on cosmetic techniques through Look Good...Feel Better(r).

"The American Cancer Society is always striving to educate the public about today's many advances in cancer prevention, early detection and services," said Janet McGrail, state vice president for health initiatives, American Cancer Society. "We actively seek to collaborate with local hospitals to help provide the best possible care to men and woman who are diagnosed with cancer, and promote the overall goals of the American Cancer Society to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service."

The Hallmark Health Cancer Center is a member of Hallmark Health System, the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

The cancer center offers a continuum of cancer care from prevention and early detection to diagnosis and treatment. Its multidisciplinary cancer care teams of primary care physicians, surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, hematologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, social workers and nutritionists work together to provide each patient with a focused and individualized care plan throughout all phases of diagnosis, support and treatment. Whether you have been newly diagnosed, are a new patient, or are currently receiving treatment, Hallmark Health's breadth of patient care services focuses on treating the whole patient, not just the disease.

For more information about Hallmark Health, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham, The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham, Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading, Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden, Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford, and Ell Pond Medical Associates. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.





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