Cancer Institute

State-of-the-Art Cancer Care

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Unmatched Cancer Care in Cleveland

At MetroHealth, we meet you where you are by providing unmatched, state-of-the-art, and personalized cancer care. Our dedicated team of healthcare providers understand that your health isn’t just about a cancer diagnosis, and we work as a team to treat you as an individual.


Take Care of You

MetroHealth is as committed to fighting the causes of cancer as treating the disease itself. Through knowing your risks, making healthy lifestyle choices, and staying up-to-date on early detection screenings, you can do your part to be the healthiest you can be.

For more information about cancer and its risk factors, visit Simply Well, our blog dedicated to information about health and wellness.

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Understanding Cancer

The more you understand about cancer, the more prepared you are to fight it.


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Cancer and Risk Factors

Many things can cause cancer, lifestyle choices and your genetic background can play a role.


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Cancer and Racial Minorities

Minoritized communities—especially Black and Latino communities—often get cancer more often. 



Regular screenings can help save lives.

Many cancers that are detected early are less likely to have grown or spread to other parts of the body. Often, cancers caught early are easier to treat.

At MetroHealth, we offer routine screenings for a number of different types of cancer. You can schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor for some types of cancer screenings, or you might get cancer screenings through routine appointments with a specialist, such as an OB-GYN.

Meeting You Where You Are

We know that many people in the community we serve do not have access to routine cancer screenings. We’re dedicated to helping people in northeast Ohio be proactive about cancer.

The Minority Men’s Health Fair provides access to over 30 screenings across 3 locations each spring. The Multicultural Women's Health Fair and Empowerment Expo provides access to screenings, health talks and more.

We participant in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project, which provides payment assistance for screening, diagnosis, and treatment for underinsured and uninsured people.

We bring screening to our community through our Mobile Mammography program, available at Discount Drug Mart, churches, workplaces, and other community venues.

BREAST (Bringing Education, Advocacy and Support Together)/Amigas is nationally recognized with a Komen Community Service Award for outstanding efforts in raising awareness of breast cancer issues and the importance of early detection, as well as for innovative outreach initiatives, particularly with underserved women.


Personalized Treatment for Cancer

Our team of medical and surgical oncologists and certified oncology nurses are committed to walking alongside you for the healthiest possible outcome after a cancer diagnosis.

At MetroHealth, you'll have access to some of the most innovative treatment options in northeast Ohio, including localized radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and minimally invasive surgery. If appropriate, we'll enroll you in groundbreaking clinical trials to ensure that you receive the most effective treatment for your individual cancer. We address health disparities by enrolling minority populations in clinical trials at more than 4 times the national average.

Most people start their treatment within 3 to 5 days of diagnosis. In some cases, you’re seen within 24 hours.

When it’s time to fight cancer, you’ll be supported by our oncology team, recognized by the American College of Surgeons for the highest possible level of training and expertise. We use state-of-the-art technology in an environment of personalized care to focus on making you the healthiest you can be. Our surgical team is trained in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, including Mohs surgery.

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State-of-the-art Cancer Surgery

MetroHealth uses cutting-edge technology in an environment of personalized care to focus on making you the healthiest you can be.

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Personalized Chemotherapy and Radiation Plans

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy could be a part of your cancer treatment plan to help you achieve your healthiest possible outcome.

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Recovering from Cancer

At MetroHealth, you’ll receive care from our oncology team, recognized by the American College of Surgeons for the highest possible level of training and expertise.

At MetroHealth, we believe in personalized care, which means we care for you on every step of your journey:

  • You’ll benefit from integrated behavioral health services every step of the way, because mental health plays a vital role in well-being.
  • Our Patient Navigator program accompanies you on every step of your journey and connects you with other resources that can help you recover, including specialized nursing care, nutritionists, and alternative healing techniques, as well as cancer support groups.
  • Our partnership with The Gathering Place and other community organizations provides support services that help those in our care embrace life with cancer.


Research and Trials

Groundbreaking Research

At MetroHealth, every oncologist participates in research, meaning the advances we make in cancer care are directly connected to your bedside. We strive to learn more about the many cancers that impact people in our community.

Our oncologists participate in cancer research to learn more about how cancer cells form and how they can be treated. This research helps people with cancer access new and cutting-edge therapies that might not be available elsewhere.

At MetroHealth, we have access to over 150 clinical trials at any given moment, in partnership with national organizations and pharmaceutical companies. While all patients are considered for eligibility, we address health disparities by enrolling people from minority populations in clinical trials at more than 4 times the national average.

For more information about our studies, or to enroll in a study that might be right for you, contact our oncology team at 216-778-7328.

MetroHealth treats all types of cancer.

To learn more about how we provide hope for common types of cancer, visit the pages below.

Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

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Gynecologic Cancers

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Lung Cancer

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Lung Cancer

Skin Cancer

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Additional Cancers

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A Team Dedicated to You

The MetroHealth Cancer Institute team is setting a new standard of cancer care in northeast Ohio.  

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A Team Dedicated To You

Our Expertise. Your Healthiest Outcome.

The MetroHealth Cancer Institute is accredited by The Commission on Cancer and The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Both accreditations are through the American College of Surgeons and reflect our team’s high level of expertise and quality care.

State-of-the-Art Vector and Cellular Facility

MetroHealth is the first safety-net hospital in the United States to offer in-house viral vector production. 

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Sickle Cell Disease Experts

Our supportive care has been proven to break the cycle of sickling and decrease visits to the Emergency Room.

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