In 2016, there will be about 1,685,210 new cases of cancer in the United States, as estimated by the National Cancer Institute. But the good news is, cancer death rates have continued to decline, showing progress in treating the disease.
HCA Midwest Health is contributing to the fight against cancer by working to make sure everyone has access to world-class cancer care close to home. They recently (June 2016) opened the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Centerpoint Medical Center , giving the people of the Jackson County region access to complete cancer care under one roof. This new center brings new technologies and more treatment options, such as radiation treatments that were not previously available in eastern Jackson County, and access to the latest clinical trials.
Some of the services offered at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Centerpoint Medical Center are:
- Genetic Counseling – To determine and a person’s risk for hereditary cancers and provide education on prevention. Research shows that early detection and proactive care can reduce risk and save lives.
- Access to over 200 clinical trials - Bringing the residents of Jackson County access to the latest and most promising treatment options.
- Personalized medicine and tumor profiling – Allows for personalized treatment plans specific to an individual’s unique cancer.
- Cancer Nurse Navigators – To help guide patients and their loved ones through the cancer journey.
Receiving comprehensive cancer care under one roof can be extremely beneficial to a patient’s recovery. This approach to care can ensure collaboration and consistency among the treatment team, which can provide comfort and peace of mind to the patient and their family during a stressful time.
HCA Midwest Health is dedicated to the fight against cancer and has partnered with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute to help ensure the latest cancer treatments are available to the people of Kansas City. For any cancer related questions or to find out more about quality care close to you, speak to a registered nurse at askSARAH (816) 448-7737.