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The Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital

The Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport provides state-of-the-art treatments usually only available in university hospitals, allowing patients to receive excellent treatment without traveling far from family, friends and other support systems.

The Cancer Center is equipped with an Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) machine and a 4-D CT scanner to increase accuracy and enable our experts to use a higher dose of radiation while detecting and planning for the smallest movements – even breathing – during treatment. This technology allows us to offer Volumetric Modulated ARC Therapy (VMAT), also called SmartArc or RapidArc radiation therapy.

Our large, airy chemotherapy wing provides patients undergoing treatment a soothing atmosphere with exactly the degree of privacy they desire, along with beautiful views of our Leonard and Mildred Ferguson Healing Garden.

3-Day Guarantee

Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients Get a 3-Day Follow Up ... Guaranteed.

When you get a cancer diagnosis, the last thing you want to do is wait.

FHN guarantees a follow-up appointment within three business days after a patient receives the report that he or she has cancer.

"Patients at other treatment centers may wait weeks or even months to consult with a specialist and start setting up treatment plans," says FHN Cancer Center Director Julie Nampel. "That time can be filled with stress, anxiety, and uninformed dread. Our quick follow-up can help patients come to terms with their situation and address it with leading-edge, university-level medical oncology and radiation therapy under one roof, close to home."

The Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital offers patients genetic cancer testing, targeted therapy, biologic therapy, and immunotherapy, along with the ability to participate in some clinical trials.

Our cancer care team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, chaplains, and more, and their holistic approach can provide emotional and spiritual support for patients at a critical time. We are committed to helping patients quickly come to terms with "what comes next," and assist them not only with their physical needs, but also with their emotional and spiritual needs.

"We know that time spent waiting can be very stressful," Julie says. "Our new 3-day guarantee helps address that concern. We do all we can to help our patients through the process."