National Accreditation for PET/CT Services
Quincy Medical Group has been awarded accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for PET/CT services at the QMG Cancer Institute.
“Quincy Medical Group strives to provide patients the highest level of service. Receiving this accreditation demonstrates our continued commitment to quality and our patients.” – QMG Director of Imaging Services Dolly Little
for choosing the Quincy Medical Group Cancer Institute
A cancer diagnosis is difficult to hear. Each person’s cancer experience is unique. Quincy Medical Group’s Cancer Institute team is with you supporting your medical and emotional needs throughout your journey.
Our team is just that – a team. Our cancer doctors, advanced practice providers, nurses, and staff all work together to provide you with unparalleled care.
Getting in Touch with Us
We know you’ll have questions during and in between your appointments with us. Please call us anytime, our contact information is listed below.
I've received a cancer diagnosis. What's next?
Many times your primary care provider will refer you to one of our oncologists. Our oncology team will contact you directly to set up an appointment, or, in some cases, speak to your primary care provider with this information who will share the details of your appointment with you.
What happens at my first cancer appointment?
We welcome you to bring a family member, friend, or caregiver to your appointments. You may also want to bring a notebook to write information about your diagnosis, treatment, or any other questions you may have.
- When you arrive at QMG’s Cancer Institute you will check in with our receptionists at the front desk. You will need to ensure to bring a copy of your insurance card (medical and prescription).
- Once you are checked in one of our nurses will bring you to a consultation or an exam room to go through the initial paperwork and information which includes:
- New Patient Form: This form will ask for information regarding your medical history, surgical history, family history, and current medications.
- Photo: Your nurse will capture your photo for patient verification purpose.
- Release Form
- Resource materials regarding your diagnosis
- Information about our cancer care department and contact information to get in touch with us.
- If you are not already in an exam room, your nurse will take you to one. He or she will then complete your vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, height, and weight). You may be asked to remove your shoes for your height and weight.
- Your doctor will come in next to meet you and talk to you further about your diagnosis.
What happens when I meet with the doctor?
When the doctor comes in to see you, he or she will explain your diagnosis and the details surrounding it. They will begin by explaining their recommendations for treatment, whether it be surgical intervention, chemotherapy/immunotherapy (infusion or oral), or radiation.
When to treatments start?
Start dates for your treatment depend on the location of your cancer, stage, and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline recommendations. Our Cancer Institute team follows these recommendations which are considered the gold standard in oncology. We do not begin treatments without insurance approval.
Can I bring someone with me to my treatments?
Yes, we want you to feel comfortable while here for your treatment. Visitors are limited to one visitor per patient in the treatment area. Exceptions to this are during teaching/education sessions and/or special circumstances. Other guidelines include:
- Visitors must be at least 16 years old to enter the treatment area. Exceptions to this are during teaching/education sessions and/or special circumstances.
- For your protection, pregnant women are not allowed in the infusion center, unless they are being treated.
- View all our treatment guidelines here.