Cancer Registry at Good Samaritan Hospital
Our San Jose Hospital Is Fully Accredited
Good Samaritan Hospital's cancer registry ensures that our cancer program
meets the strict requirements of the American College of Surgeons Commission
on Cancer. Our program also meets state and national reporting standards.
This means that, as a patient, you can be assured that you will receive
the highest quality care.
If you have a cancer diagnosis during your care, state law requires that
we report this to the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. The data
is collected to help identify preventable causes of cancer, develop strategies
and policies for cancer treatment and control, and improve the quality
of life of those living with cancer.
Information reported includes:
- Details of the type of cancer and treatment provided
- Patient's name, age, ethnicity, sex, occupation, religion, address,
social security number and other demographic information
- Survival outcomes
Reported information remains confidential and safeguards are taken to ensure
a patient's identity will not be unlawfully released.
How Cancer Registries Assist with Fighting Cancer
Any data that is sent to the cancer registry can provide resources for
scientists to either maintain or develop further research on the causes
of cancer and possibly look for improved ways to treat cancer.
Furthermore, government agencies can use the information to allocate more
money to public health funds, feature educational programs for the community,
and evaluate how well current treatment practices are performing. Over
time, the data is invaluable to study how cancer evolves.
Get in touch with our cancer center today!
Our accreditation, complete dedication to your comfort and your needs,
as well as our continued education and use of the most cutting edge technological
achievements prove why our services are unparalleled in the region. Entrust
us to give you the ultimate in cancer care.