St. Elizabeth Healthcare is dedicated to serving the needs of our cancer patients and families. Cancer research plays a very important role in meeting those needs. By following the progress of cancer patients, researchers can make ongoing improvements in cancer treatment and survival. This important medical information is collected and entered into a computerized program by certified oncology data specialists and kept in the cancer registry department. The information can later be trended locally, regionally and nationally to monitor our progress in cancer care.
Cancer is a reportable disease and the cancer registry is responsible for reporting all cancer cases diagnosed or treated at St. Elizabeth Healthcare since the year 2000. This expanded database monitors the incidence of various types of cancers in Kentucky and determines the true impact of cancer on our communities at large.
Each year, a member of our cancer registry staff may contact you or your physician to update your progress. In cooperation with your physician, we will continue to record follow-up examinations and any further treatment during your lifetime. The information you and your physician provide is strictly confidential, and is made available only in an unidentifiable format to parties involved in bettering services and quality of care in our community. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Any questions may be directed to the St. Elizabeth Cancer Registry.