Healing minds, bodies, and spirits every day
Life is filled with obstacles. Some, like a cancer diagnosis, are more challenging than others, and that’s when a positive attitude and the support of family and friends are more important than ever.
Here at Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center thousands of people and their family members come through our doors; many remain our dear friends to this day. That's because a high percentage of cancer patients recover from their disease and lead active lives. More than ever, medical science offers treatments and therapies that can help people triumph over cancer.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at The Robert & Eolyne Tunnell Cancer Center at Beebe Healthcare. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
Because it is a CoC-accredited cancer center, Tunnell Cancer Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.
We have helped thousands of cancer patients suffering from a range of types, including but not limited to:
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- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colon and Rectal Cancer
- Endometrial Cancer
- Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
The Robert & Eolyne Tunnell Cancer Center at Beebe Healthcare's mission is to provide both hope and cure. From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, the patients at the Tunnell Cancer Center are never alone. Patients, nurses, and staff are there to listen, support, and encourage.
A "One-Stop" Setting
The Tunnell Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer care services. With a dedicated staff close at hand, the center provides the most modern diagnostic and treatment technologies.
Initial Consultation: Consulations are an essential part of our approach. Here, family members may join patients and oncologists in understanding a diagnosis and the plans for treatment.
Treatment Planning: Treatment planning at the center is a complex process. Developing a patient's total plan for treatment requires precise interpretation of all diagnostic studies, plus a thorough evaluation of all clinical findings through diagnostic exams such as mammography, CT scans, MRI, diagnostic X-rays, endoscopy, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
Specific Treatments: Cancer treatments depend upon the type of cancer, the location of the cancer, whether it has spread, and the overall health of the patient. Data is fed by a dosimetrist into a sophisticated computer that composes a tailored treatment plan—assuring maximum benefits from the resulting daily treatments.
Radiation Oncology: Radiation therapy is the careful use of a linear accelerator to emmit high-energy X-rays, electrons, and other sources of radiation. It may be used in combination with chemotherapy to shrink a tumor and cure a cancer. It is painless and often a possible alternative to surgery. Learn more about radiation and chemotherapy treatment options.
Medical Oncology: Chemotherapy (the use of medications in the treatment of cancer), a highly individualized cancer treatment, can be administered in combination with radiation and/or surgery. Special drugs can destroy cancer cells, cure cancer, halt the spread of cancer or slow its growth, and help to relieve symptoms. Learn more about Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC).
Oncology Surgery: Surgical oncology fellowship trained surgeons at Beebe Healthcare perform surgery to remove tumors. Surgeons work closely with other physicians involved in a patient's care to help ensure the best possible outcome.
Certified Care: Certified by the Association of Community Cancer Centers, the Tunnell Cancer Center meets the standards of the Association and is recognized as an active member in good standing with full rights and privileges. The center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Contact us for more information:
Tunnell Cancer Center
18947 John J. Williams Highway (Route 24)
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
Tunnell Cancer Center, during office hours: (302) 645-3770
Medical Oncology: (302) 645-3770
Radiation Oncology: (302) 645-3775
Clinical Trials: (302) 645-3770 ext. 2635
Community Education: (302) 645-3263
Integrative Health Programs: (302) 645-3528
Screening Programs: (302) 645-3171
Support Groups: (302) 645-3770 ext. 3769
Triage: (302) 645-3770 ext. 2611