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OnMay172013YumaRegionalCancerCentermarkedamajormilestonebreakinggroundonournew38000squareootcancercenter.Attheocialgroundbreakingceremony75cancersurvivorsmarchedtogetherproudlycarryingblueagsohonortomarktheoccasionandstandunited.TheseagswerethenplacedontheconstructionsiteservingasavisualreminderothehopeandpromisethatournewcancercenterwillbringtotheYumacommunity.Whenthenewcancercenteropensinthesummero2014itwillusherinaneweraorcancercareinYuma.ForthersttimeinYumaRegionalMedicalCenterhistoryallcomprehensivecancerserviceswillbeconcentratedinonelocationcreatingamoreconvenientless-stressulenvironmentorcancerpatientsandtheiramilies.Currentlynearly30percentoYumacancerpatientstraveltoothercitiestoreceivecare.Theopeningothenewcancercenterprovidespatientswithworld-classcancercarewhileremainingintheirowncommunityclosetotheiramilyandriends.ThenewYumaRegionalCancerCenterwillhavethreetimestheamountospaceasourcurrentacilityenablingustoexpandpatient-careoptionsincludingmedicalandradiationoncologyclinicalresearchinusionroomsapharmacyalabandtheAmericanCancerSocietyResourceCenter.Wewillalsoexpandourteamophysiciansandprovideadditionalnursenavigatorstoassistpatientswithemotionalandlogisticalsupport.Havingalargeracilitywillallowustooferphysicaltherapyrehabilitationservicesandlymphedematreatmentsaswellasmassageandothercomplementarytherapies.FurthercomplementingthisenhancedcareisYRMCsmembershipintheMayoClinicCareNetwork.ThiscollaborativerelationshipprovidesYumaRegionalCancerCenterphysiciansdirectaccesstoMayoClinicsexpertiseandresourcestoensurethatourpatientsbenetromthemostcurrentcancerdiagnosticandtreatmenttechniquesavailable.WithanexcitingandpromisinguturealongwithadvancedtechnologyandserviceYumaRegionalCancerCentercelebratesthegitohopeandcommunity.NewCommunityCancerCenterDontgetmewrongcancerisntagift.ItjustshowedCelebratingOurGiftsAsonecancerpatientsopoignantlystatedDontgetmewrongcancerisntagit.Itjustshowedmewhatthegitsinmylieare.ThegoaloYumaRegionalCancerCenteristogivepatientsanadditionalgitthegitohopesotheycancontinuetoliveulllingmeaningullivesoraslongaspossible.AlwayskeepingourpatientsinterestsrstYumaRegionalMedicalCenterhasmadesignicantprogressinreachingourgoaltoofertheresidentsoourcommunitythemostadvancedcancercareavailablethroughastate-o-the-artcommunitycancercentercommunity-oferedcancerscreeningsadvancedclinicalresearchandanupdatedcancerregistry.