Space Coast Cancer Center Adds Lung Cancer Services

By  //  May 7, 2013

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ABOVE VIDEO: Providing cancer care to Brevard County, Florida since 1983, Space Coast Cancer Center (SCCC) is one of the premier Hematology/Oncology practices in Florida consisting of the Titusville Cancer Center, Merritt Island Cancer Center and Viera Cancer Center in Melbourne. Our physicians see patients in each office location and also have privileges at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Wuesthoff Medical Center in Rockledge, Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach and Viera Hospital.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Space Coast Cancer Center is adding three new programs to their support and service offerings to cancer patients and the community at large.

SPACE COAST CANCER CENTER FOUNDER Dr. Richard M. Levine is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Indiana University and graduated with a combined degree from Indiana University School of Medicine (MS Pharmacology, MD).  He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and completed his medical oncology training at the National Cancer Institute (NIH), where he was Chief Fellow.  Dr. Levine is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.  Dr. Levine is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Brevard County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association, and the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (Past-President).  He is the Medical Director of the Cancer Program at Viera Hospital and Cape Canaveral Hospital, as well as being on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) National Quality of Care Committee.

SPACE COAST CANCER CENTER FOUNDER Dr. Richard M. Levine is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Indiana University and graduated with a combined degree from Indiana University School of Medicine (MS Pharmacology, MD). He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and completed his medical oncology training at the National Cancer Institute (NIH), where he was Chief Fellow. Dr. Levine is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Levine is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Brevard County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association, and the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (Past-President). He is the Medical Director of the Cancer Program at Viera Hospital and Cape Canaveral Hospital, as well as being on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) National Quality of Care Committee.

• LUNG CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Titusville. This group is for any lung cancer patient or survivor in Brevard County. Participants can expect information, educational materials, special speakers and to connect with other lung cancer patients and survivors.

• SMOKING CESSATION: This five week class will be offered throughout the year at Space Coast Cancer Center in Titusville. The class is taught by Lana Saal, a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MICHES) and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. The course provides support, educational materials and nicotine patches. The program is free, as it is funded by the state of Florida through the tax collected on tobacco products, but registration is required.

• LOW DOSE CT LUNG CANCER SCREENING: This is a low cost, self pay screening that can detect lung cancer. Potential patients must qualify for the screening and complete a brief questionnaire. This program has successfully detected early stage lung cancer which greatly increases the success of treatment and cure. The cost of the screening is $110, self pay. For information or to take the questionnaire call 855-894-4673 and ask for the CT lung cancer screening questionnaire.

Dawn Faust

Dawn Faust

The mission of the physicians and staff of Space Coast Cancer Center is to provide state-of-the-art cancer care utilizing the most modern and safest technology, follow evidence-based national guidelines, and collaborating with Moffitt Cancer Center.

“Space Coast Cancer Center is committed to cancer prevention, screening and treatment in its mission to serve all of Brevard County and provide the best cancer care possible,” said spokesperson Dawn Faust.

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