At Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, we’ve combined personalized care, highly skilled medical experts and advanced technology to bring patients a team who works on their behalf to provide exceptional cancer treatment.
Our technologically advanced equipment, board-certified physicians, surgeons, oncology-certified nurses and therapists help patients fight their cancer. Together with our dietitian, pain management specialists and a dedicated program navigator/social worker we strive to alleviate much of the stress and fear cancer can cause, enabling patients and their caregivers to focus on what matters most: getting better.
Services & Specialties
Comprehensive Cancer Care
- The Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center, offering a full range of care
- A designated 32-bed inpatient unit devoted exclusively to cancer patients
- Nurses who specialize and are certified in the care of oncology patients
- On-site, board-certified radiation oncologists
- A complete menu of the latest diagnostic services including MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans, CT (computed tomography) scans, nuclear medicine, 3D mammography, X-ray testing and pathology lab
- Low Dose Rate Prostate Seed Implant Program
- Two Varian linear accelerators for radiation therapy with capabilities such as Rapid Arc, Conebeam and Exac Trac CT imaging
- A Nucletron HDR unit for high dose radiation treatment
- A full range of surgeons and other medical specialists on-site for consultation with radiation oncologists
- A cancer registry that manages a database of all reportable cancer diagnoses and treatments received at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
- Affiliation with the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Institute of Hampton Roads
Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment. The program offers complimentary group, individual, and online sessions that teach techniques to help people with cancer face their diagnosis with greater confidence.
Patient Care Team
At Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, we believe personalized care is better for our patients. We offer a team of highly qualified navigators to deliver tailor-made care to our patients. Learn more about our Cancer Care Navigators.
The 2020 Camp for Extraordinary Kids is Cancelled.
To protect the community from the spread of COVID-19, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare has decided to cancel our 2020 Camp for Extraordinary Kids. We regret not being able to meet physically and as an alternative, are offering resources that will be useful to children affected by a parent or caregiver’s cancer diagnosis.
Some of the toughest things for parents or caregivers may be explaining what cancer is, what the journey will be like, and what treatment will look like. To help, we have chosen several appropriate books to help educate children about the cancer diagnosis and what to expect (see below). There are also workbooks and activities suggested that help engage children using positive coping activities to help reduce stress and manage anxiety.
If you have any questions about the resources provided, please contact Nikol Downing, MSW at 757-312-4262.
- Our Mom Has Cancer - Abigail and Adrienne Ackerman
- Written by two children whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The children discuss their reaction to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The book focuses on the children’s emotional response to cancer treatment rather than explaining the actual diagnosis.
- Can I Catch Cancer? - Colleen Buckley
- An age appropriate book that teaches descriptions for terms such as cells, cancer, malignant, and chemotherapy.
- When the Boys Ran the House - Joan Carris
- This book tells the tale of four young children who take on household responsibilities while their mother is sick, and father is away.
- Our Family Has Cancer, Too - Christine Clifford
- A cartoon book with a story of a family whose mother is diagnosed with cancer. Her two sons learn about hospitalization, chemotherapy, radiation and what changes will occur as a result of the cancer diagnosis.
- My Daddy’s Cancer - Cindy Cohen and John Heiney
- This is a storybook and workbook combination for young school aged children. It contains information about practical ways to help children cope.
- Life Isn’t Always A Day at The Beach - Pam Ganz
- A workbook for school aged children that focuses on cancer-related questions, changes in the family, self-esteem and positive coping.
Activities for stress relief
How to make stress balls
How to make sensory jars
Coping skills box