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Cancer Care

Personalized, Supportive Patient Care

At Frederick Health Medical Group Oncology & Hematology, we understand how important it is to provide you with education, support, and treatment guidance. Being diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming, but our board-certified doctors will help you. Our goal is to inform you so you’ll know what to expect at every point in your cancer treatment.

Our doctors treat various cancer types as well as benign blood disorders. We provide leading-edge cancer treatment and are committed to addressing your emotional, mental, and spiritual needs.

For more information, contact us at 240-566-3300.

Understanding Cancer

Many types of diseases are categorized as cancer. Although each type affects the body differently, they share common characteristics. While most causes of cancer aren’t well understood, cancer begins when damaged cells multiply out of control.

Often, these cells will form a tumor, or a mass of tissue. These cells and tumors start to see normal cells as a threat and begin to invade nearby or distant parts of the body. They replace healthy cells with cancerous ones.

To treat cancer, the goal is to destroy cancer cells and stop the spread of disease throughout the body.

About Our Cancer Center

Frederick Health Medical Group Oncology & Hematology is a full-service cancer care practice. Our doctors are experts in their fields and have successfully completed rigorous testing as MD Anderson Certified Physicians. They have access to all MD Anderson Cancer Center clinical resources, including:

  • Pathways and guidelines
  • Weekly network treatment planning conferences
  • Peer-to-peer consults with the MD Anderson faculty

Our cancer doctors see patients at the James M Stockman Cancer Institute, which shares its location with Radiation Oncology. They can easily work together and coordinate your care. Newly diagnosed cancer patients see all of their needed specialists in one day through a coordinated, comprehensive care plan. Our nurse navigators will act as a point of contact to coordinate treatments, diagnostic testing, and provider visits for all our cancer patients.

James M. Stockman Cancer Institute tends to the mind, body, and spirit of patients and families. We provide chemotherapy at the Infusion Center, which is designed to create a comfortable and soothing setting with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a healing garden. You will have access to tablets and high-speed Wi-Fi while receiving treatment.

Practice Awards


The Frederick Health's Cancer Care program was surveyed by the Commission on Cancer (COC), the only national accreditation for cancer programs in hospitals, freestanding treatment facilities, and healthcare network cancer programs in the United States. The Frederick Health Cancer Program was awarded a “Three Year Accreditation with Six Commendations.” Our program ranked in the top 405 of 1400 Comprehensive Community Cancer Center programs surveyed by the COC.


Drs. O’Connor, and Eskander were recognized in Frederick Magazine’s Top Docs Poll.

Oncology Care Consultants (OCC) received the Community Oncology Research Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and was awarded a $30,000 grant to improve clinical research programs. OCC was one of only three practices in the nation to receive this award in 2008.


The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer recognized the Frederick Health Hospital Cancer Program as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, an honor only about 22% of hospitals in the nation achieve.


Since 1989, the Frederick Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Therapy Center has been recognized as one of the top 100 cancer centers in the United States by Coping Magazine.

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