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Radiation Oncology

Cancer Care

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology uses high-energy X-ray and electron beams or radioactive implants to destroy cancer cells. Saint Luke's Radiation Oncology Program offers state-of-the-art treatments designed and delivered by board-certified radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, and nurses. Our program follows national treatment protocols developed at world-renowned cancer centers and offers the latest radiation treatments that can be completed in just a few days, unlike traditional treatments that can take several weeks.

Saint Luke’s Radiation Oncology program offers such services as:

  • 3-D conformal external beam radiation
  • Brachytherapy
    • Low-dose for gynecological and intraocular
    • High-dose for gynecological, lung, and SAVI/Mammosite breast
  • Cone beam CT scanning
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Rapid arc
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Novalis Shaped Beam Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Respiratory gated therapy
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
  • Total body irradiation
  • Total skin electron treatment
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  • 02/08/2017 - 1:00pm
    Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - SLCI 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.

  • 02/14/2017 - 4:00pm
    Saint Luke's Cancer Institute

    This group provides support to patients and family member with time to meet with the physician, nurse, patients and family who have brain tumors.  This is a time to discuss challenges that living with a brain tumor can cause.

    This group is the second Tuesday of every month from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

  • 03/08/2017 - 9:00am
    Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City

    With the Saint Luke’s Nutrition for Cancer Survivorship class, you will see how smart meal choices can support recovery and improve symptoms that are affecting daily functioning and quality of life. In this class, our registered dietitian will teach you the pillars of diet for cancer prevention and management.

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