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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.

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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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  • 08/17/2017 - 6:00pm
    Gilda's Club Kansas City

    You have worked hard to build your career and then the unexpected happens - you being living with cancer. It can be tricky knowing what and how to share what is going on with you or your family member with your boss and/or colleagues. How do you figure out how to maintain your career and take care of yourself and your family?

  • 08/21/2017 - 6:00pm
    Gilda's Club Kansas City

    Discover how mindfulness can help to improve quality of life through the cancer journey. The benefits of mindfulness practice for patients with cancer have been widely studied showing positive improved psychological functioning, reduction of stress symptoms as well as enhanced coping and wellbeing. The presentation will include exercises.

  • 08/23/2017 - 9:30am
    Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - SLCI

    Class for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients class.  Topics include: Defining Breast Cancer, General Treatment, Staging, Pre-/Post-op Teaching, Lymphedema, Nutrition, Genetics, Emotional Aspects.  Lunch provided.

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