Lisa Bond, M.D. Heads South Central Cancer Center
With over 100 types of known cancer, it takes a team effort to provide care to patients. The healthcare professionals in Laurel work together to diagnose and treat cancer patients. South Central Cancer Center serves as the hub of the comprehensive cancer care program which provides chemotherapy, radiation oncology, general surgery, cosmetic and plastic surgery, and other medical specialties to patients in this region. Lisa Bond, M.D., Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, now serves as Medical Director of South Central Cancer Center.
Lisa Bond, M.D., South Central Cancer Center Medical Director
Dr. Bond said, “It is never easy to receive the diagnosis of cancer. Patients who have cancer have one of the hardest burdens of all patients. These patients need a quarterback to make the plays for the specialties to work together to achieve the ultimate goal – a cure.”
“The people in this community are incredible. I truly believe it is the best kept secret in the state,” says Dr. Bond. “The services offered in Laurel and the resources we have available provide the best care possible for our patients. We care about each patient, because we see them as friends, members of our community, in our Sunday School Classes and encounter them in our daily lives. We are personally involved.”
Dr. Bond was born and raised in Mississippi and a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine. “After medical school, I went into practice for 11 years providing care for medical oncology and hematology patients in Hattiesburg. During that time, I worked part-time as medical director for hospice agencies. I then went to Nashville for two years and served full time as a hospice physician to hone my skills on expert symptom management and communication with patients,” she said.
Dr. Bond has returned to Mississippi to provide expert care to patients with cancer in Laurel. “I try to know my patients, not only medically, but personally. My patients tell me their goals and we work together on them. There are many aspects outside the medical diagnosis – financial, psychological and emotional,” she said.
Patient care in the cancer field involves multiple levels of treatment. It is not just about treating the physical cancer. Unfortunately, cancer is a very emotional and distressing disease. By working with many medical professionals, patients can receive quality healthcare without leaving their hometown.
Dr. Bond is board certified in four specialties – Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology, and Hospice and Palliative Care. Her knowledge and expertise in the field of cancer care is extensive and the team at South Central Cancer Center is pleased to welcome her as medical director.
To find out more about the comprehensive cancer care program in Laurel, please call South Central Cancer Center at 601-518-7054. The center is located at 1203 Jefferson Street in Laurel, directly across from South Central Regional Medical Center.