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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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  • 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.

  • 08/29/2017 - 6:00pm
    Liberty Hospital Education Room 5

    Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used for centuries to manage the emotional and physical effects of illness. Dr. Jennifer Kung, DAOM, L.Ac. will discuss the history and workings of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and how this traditional for of medicine can provide relief from the effects caused by chemotherapy drugs or radiation.

  • 08/29/2017 - 6:00pm
    Liberty Hospital Education Room 5

    Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used for centuries to manage the emotional and physical effects of illness. Dr. Jennifer Kung, DAOM, L.Ac. will discuss the history and workings of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and how this traditional for of medicine can provide relief from the effects caused by chemotherapy drugs or radiation.

     

     

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