Knowing your own body and regular check-ups with your primary physician, whether it be your family physician, internal medicine doctor, or your OB/GYN, is the first step in early detection of cancer. Take notice of bumps, growths, and just overall changes in the way you feel and discussing these changes with your physicians. Meridian has more than 277 primary care physicians who are in the forefront of screening and diagnosing cancer.

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Technology

Meridian Cancer Care has sophisticated inpatient and outpatient imaging technologies to detect cancer and monitor treatment. These technologies include:

  • PET/CT
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • High resolution SPECT Imaging
  • CT scan

Endoscopic Ultrasound & Endobronchial Ultrasound

Accurate and thorough staging can be done non-invasively with endoscopic ultrasound, and for lung cancer with endobrachial ultrasound.

Laboratory Services / Pathology

Advanced pathology services utilizing state of the art technology to analyze biopsies for cancer identification and staging.


The visual examination of the inside of the rectum and colon, using a lighted, flexible tube connected to an eyepiece or video screen for viewing. This device is called a colonoscope. The colon (large intestine) is 5 to 6 feet long. A complete colonoscopy requires the physician to pass the colonoscope to the end of the large intestine or colon to the rectum. A colonoscopy is typically performed as an outpatient procedure in same day surgery by gastroenterologists.

Wellness Resources

    • Cancer Health Library

      Cancer Health Library

      With information on everything from nutrition to genetics, a wealth of information awaits patients, survivors and their families here.

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    • Take a Vacation from Cancer

      Take a Vacation from Cancer

      From time to time, you may benefit from taking a respite from your cancer diagnosis, even if you can't leave your illness completely behind.

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    • Nutrition and Cancer Quiz

      Nutrition and Cancer Quiz

      What effect does diet have on your risk for cancer? Find out by taking this quiz, based in part on information from the American Cancer Society.

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Related Services

    • CyberKnife

      CyberKnife Center

      The precision of the CyberKnife treatments reduce patients' radiation therapy sessions from as many as 40 to 5 or less.

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    • Diagnostic Imaging

      Diagnostic Imaging

      Our imaging procedures use advanced imaging technology subject to stringent regulatory standards.

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    • Surgery


      Meridian Health’s surgical teams of anesthesiologists, registered nurses and board certified, fellowship-trained surgeons work in state-of-the-art operating rooms.

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