As a community-based cancer care facility, RSCC provides medical oncology (treating cancer with chemotherapy and other cancer-fighting drugs, hormones and pain reduction medications) and radiation oncology which uses beams of radiation to destroy or damage cancer cells. Along with cancer surgery, these treatments may be used individually or in combination.
Riverside Shore Cancer Center is located in Nassawadox, at the corner of Rogers Drive and Hospital Avenue.
Riverside Shore Cancer Center
10085 William F. Bernart Circle
P.O. Box 802
Nassawadox, VA 23413
A Team of Cancer Specialists
The quality of care at Riverside Shore Cancer Center, and any medical facility, is directly dependent on the skills, the training and the experience of the people who staff it and direct its services.
Radiation oncologist Mathew Sinesi, MD, supervises the state-of-the-art radiation therapy at RSCC and has been at the forefront of cancer treatment in the Tidewater region. He is a graduate of Boston University Medical School and completed his residency at the nationally and internationally recognized University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Radiation treatments are performed by experienced, registered radiation therapists.
Medical Oncologist Drury M. Stith, MD, directs chemotherapy at RSCC and works with patients to develop a highly individualized treatment plan from the moment of diagnosis. The infusion/transfusion suite at RSCC (the area where chemotherapy is provided) is staffed by registered nurses who are oncology-certified or in the process of obtaining that certification.
The RSCC team also includes nutritional specialists and other support personnel who make important contributions to the overall treatment experience.
Our staff includes highly qualified experts who can guide you through your care and recovery. We invite questions when you're here for treatment or at any time. Call us at (757) 414-8355 to learn more.
Taking Cancer Personally
At RSCC, our approach to cancer treatment is based on the simple but very important proposition that while there are many different types of cancers, we never lose sight of that fact that there is only one of you. From diagnosis through treatment and survivorship, we provide highly individualized care that is directed to the distinct needs of each person. By bringing together the best possible combination of skilled and experienced physician specialists, a highly trained staff and leading edge technology we can offer residents of the Eastern Shore a capability that means we’re not only fighting cancer, we’re fighting the cancer that might be affecting you and your family.
What We Offer
- Chemotherapy and infusion services
- Medical oncology, including cancer and hematology clinic
- Radiation therapy
- Nutrition counseling
- Support services
- An informational library with Internet access
The RSCC includes a resource center located off the lobby. The center includes a variety of books, brochures and videos related to cancer. The resource center also offers internet access to assist patients in their search for information about clinical trials – carefully controlled research studies that evaluate promising new treatments or procedures. The resource center at RSCC is also the location for support group meetings held by American Cancer Society volunteers.
The Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and Riverside Shore Cancer Center services are accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. This distinction is achieved by only 25 percent of cancer care facilities nationwide. In addition, the cancer program has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer.
Both the hospital and the Cancer Center have also earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading healthcare accreditation and quality monitoring organization.
Fund Raising Events
The proceeds from our annual Radiothon benefit the Riverside Shore Cancer Center.