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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
    • 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)
  • ​Respiratory gated therapy
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
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  • 10/25/2017 - 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.

  • 10/26/2017 - 6:00pm
    Gilda's Club Kansas City

    Do you have questions about your insurance coverage? Erin Heger, navigator at the KC Care Clinic, will provide information about health insurance such as Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare and Marketplace plans. You will learn how to understand your own coverage and the health care law like tax credits, tax penalties, exemptions, and special enrollment.

  • 10/30/2017 - 6:00pm
    Gilda's Club Kansas City

    Feeling overwhelmed with the idea of planning your estate? Join expert, Nancy Woodworth, JD, as she covers the basics of estate planning. Topics will include living trust and wills, durable powers of attorney, and non-probate transfers. Come prepared with questions and leaves feeling confident to tackle the task of organizing your affairs


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