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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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  • 01/24/2018 - 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.

  • 01/25/2018 - 5:30pm
    Gilda's Club Kansas City

    This is a program for the whole family when a parent, grandparent or adult relative has cancer. An adult
    support group is held while the children (ages 4-13) meet for equal parts support and fun. Dinner for the whole family will be provided. Please call Gilda’s Club KC at 816-531-5444 to register.

    Patients must register with Gilda's Club Kansas City 816-531-5444 for CANCER patients and friends/family

  • 02/12/2018 - 1:00pm
    Saint Luke's Cancer Institute Resource Room

    Look Good…Feel Better is a nationwide program for women receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatment. In a free, two-hour workshop, caring volunteer beauty professionals teach simple beauty techniques to help women feel better about themselves, just when they need it most. Contact Melinda Dreesman at 816-932-4576 to register.

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