On Sept. 15, 2021, the Northern Marianas Oncology Center opened the Comprehensive Cancer Screening and Prevention Program to serve all residents living in the CNMI.
The goal of the program is to screen for and prevent common cancers, so that we will have less cancer in the CNMI, and if cancer develops, it will be caught at an earlier stage. This unique program will provide no-cost
cancer prevention counseling and vaccines, as well as screening advice and testing, with follow-up of results. This program is available to all
residents of the CNMI. To schedule an appointment with a health care provider for a no-cost
cancer screening and prevention visit, please call 670-234-8950 and ask for Oncology or Cancer Screening Program.
Having cancer is always life changing for patients, their families, and their close community. At the Northern Marianas Oncology Center at CHCC, we promise to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art cancer care for our patients, with the twin goals of improving quality of life and length of life. When it is possible to cure our patient’s cancer, we will put forth every effort to maximize the chance of cure.
The Oncology Center also has a Palliative Care Program
. For patients who have advanced cancer, we help with issues of:
- Symptoms from the cancer, including pain
- Goals of care
- Comfort at the end of life if the end of life is near
- Medical, dietary, and social support
Our Palliative Care Program focuses on helping with these issues and more. Often, our palliative care providers and nurses can make home visits to our patients if needed.
Northern Marianas Oncology Center Team
First row, left to right:
Maria Priest, CNA, Patient Navigator
Eucele Pagaduan, Pharmacist
Devin Finco, Pharmacist
Mary Lou Stevens, Physician Assistant
Kelvilynn Toves, Registrar
Angela Figueroa, Oncology RN
Tasia Sablan, Financial Counselor
Porsha Palacios, CNA, Patient Navigator
Second row, left to right:
Peter Brett, MD, Medical Oncologist
Kim Runge, Pharmacist
Alex Johanson, Physician Assistant
Jon Holloway, Nurse Practitioner
Mary Quinn Rozkydal, Oncology RN, Manager
Salome Castro, Oncology RN