ChristianaCare

All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Cancer Surgery

Cancer surgery aims to remove the cancer tissue from the body. The doctor who performs your cancer surgery is a surgical oncologist.

In most cases, the surgeon removes the cancer tumor and some tissue around it, which may prevent the tumor from growing back. The surgeon may also remove nearby lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped organs of the immune system that are sometimes associated with cancers when they become enlarged or inflamed.

Cancer surgeons at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute are trained in the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures and robotic surgery. A surgical oncologist will be a part of your multidisciplinary treatment team and will work closely with your radiologist and medical oncologist to help determine the best plan of treatment for your cancer.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4500