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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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  • 06/27/2017 - 1:00pm
    Saint Luke's East Hospital - Administration Conference Room

    Exercise can relieve many symptoms experienced with cancer and treatment. It aids stability, range of motion, cardiovascular endurance and strength. Survivor-cize is to meet the unique exercise needs of cancer patients. During Survivor-cize, participants use low impact aerobic exercise, resistance training with daily functional movement in mind, balance stability exercises and gentle yoga stretching. Each participant is encouraged to work at his or her own level and when ready, are welcomed to challenge themselves in a safe, welcoming environment.

  • 06/28/2017 - 9:30am
    Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - SLCI Resource Room

    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.

  • 06/29/2017 - 11:00am
    Gilda's Club Kansas City

    Join Maureen Blair for a workshop which recycles old books to create a piece of artwork on each page.
    Participants will see demonstrations and examples of finished pages and will create and complete a page in their very own book. All supplies are provided for this mixed media project.  To register, call 816-531-5444