HCA Midwest Health - December 13, 2017

Should I leave Kansas City for cancer treatment?

Our integrative cancer initiative, Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health, a part of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network of Excellence, brings the latest care in cancer treatment right here to the Kansas City region. Cancer treatment has made amazing leaps and bounds in the past decade. Now, world class researchers and oncologists are bringing the latest in cancer treatment to our patients for all kinds of cancer. Chances are, people from other areas will start coming to Kansas City for cancer treatment.

At Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health we offer personalized cancer treatment programs, not just for your type of cancer, but for you. Some of our cutting edge technology and treatment includes CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery for tumors, Gamma Knife radiosurgery for brain tumors, MammoSite radiation for breast cancer, prostate brachytherapy, comprehensive genetic counseling, access to clinical trials and many other innovative treatments.

But technology and medicine are one side of cancer treatment; people are the other. Our comprehensive team of cancer specialists bring an unmatched level of care, compassion and expertise to our patients. And, as part of the Sarah Cannon, they have access to a network physicians across the country for clinical case review and the latest clinical trials.

Going through cancer treatment is an ordeal of endurance, with many appointments, confusing language and treatments that drain you. Our Nurse Navigators – specially trained and experienced oncology nurses- are there to make the journey a little easier and less confusing. Nurse Navigators work with our patients individually and guide them through the process, whether it is sitting through a chemo session or figuring out the next set of appointments. They bring that personal touch and compassion so desperately needed. You can have the latest cancer treatment and the personalized care, all right here close to home.

But perhaps one of the biggest patient benefits is that most of these treatments are located in each of our hospitals. And, as the largest healthcare provider in the region, there’s a good chance an HCA Midwest Health Hospital is close to you. Meaning you not only won’t have to leave town, you may not have to leave your zip code.

tags: cancer care , t4b