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Medical Oncology/Hematology

Cancer Care

“I drive 10 hours to see my Saint Luke’s oncologist. It’s worth every minute.”

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Saint Luke’s Medical Oncology Program provides a team of medical oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians, and counselors to develop an individualized treatment plan for cancer patients. Our cancer care program has access to the latest research and clinical studies.  Our multidisciplinary cancer care team includes the expertise of oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and radiation oncologists who create treatment plans for each patient.

Saint Luke’s Medical Oncology Program offers treatment for such major cancers as:

  • Breast
  • Colon
  • Esophageal
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Head and neck
  • Leukemia and lymphoma
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreas
  • Prostate
  • Renal

Patients also have access to other Saint Luke's Cancer Institute services, including genetic counseling, supportive services, and more.

  • Roselie Backer Thompson figured it wouldn’t be easy getting her 11 siblings to agree on the family reunion. She and her five brothers and six sisters had had reunions before, often with more than 100 relatives. But this one would be different.

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  • For her 35th birthday, Christina Faris gave herself a present that neither her husband nor her friends thought to give. Faris had her first mammogram. The cost of her $20 co-pay may have saved her life.

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  • Bill Zipf felt like he had the flu, he was so achy and weak. And winded—he could barely get a breath. But it was worse than flu.

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  • 05/01/2017 - 11:00am
    Gilda's Club Kansas City

    Are you curious about mindfulness and effective ways to manage stress? Join Jeremy Stevenson, Psy.D, Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Kansas Medical Center for a presentation focused on the impact of stress and the benefits of stress management. Discussion will include stress management approaches and end with a mindfulness exercise.

  • 05/01/2017 - 4:00pm
    Saint Luke's Cancer Institute Resource Room

    All patients with advanced breast cancer are welcome to attend as many or as few sessions as desired. Group discussions include: Stress reduction, stress management, self-care, sleep management, pain management, relationship and interpersonal issues, anxiety, and sadness.

    This class meets the 1st Monday of the month from 4p-5p. No registration is required.

  • 05/01/2017 - 6:00pm
    Gilda's Club Kansas City

    Living with cancer, being a caregiver, or experiencing grief can be exhausting and stressful. Take time for yourself as we come together for relaxation, friendship and support. Learn to use mind-body techniques, such as deep breathing, mindfulness, and meditation, to help gain control over anxiety, reduce stress and relax.

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