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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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  • 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.