Expert cancer care in Independence, Missouri
We know that a cancer diagnosis can cause fear and anxiety for patients and their families. At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Centerpoint Medical Center, we are here to support and guide patients from diagnosis through recovery. As part of Sarah Cannon at HCA Midwest Health, we also have access to the latest cancer diagnostics, treatments and clinical research trials.
To learn more about cancer care in Independence, call Sarah Cannon at Centerpoint Medical Center at (816) 698-8290.
Personalized cancer care you can trust
Sarah Cannon at Centerpoint Medical Center integrates cancer diagnosis and treatment services under one roof, bringing continuity to the patient journey. Our state-of-the-art facility features advanced technologies to fight cancer in a calming, patient-centered environment.
Our cancer center brings experienced physicians from multiple specialties to Eastern Jackson County, including specialists in medical oncology, hematology and gynecologic oncology. This eliminates the need for patients to drive to multiple locations or long distances for high quality treatment and care.
Types of cancer we treat
Our hospital offers diagnoses and treatments for all types of cancer, including:
- Blood cancer
- Brain and spine tumors
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer
- Genitourinary cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Skin cancer
Centerpoint Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer® as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program.
Additionally, we are recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) as an Accredited Breast Center.
We are also accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for positron emission tomography (PET) and radiation oncology.
Breast cancer detection and care
Our women's health program excels at providing diagnostic and interventional breast care, including genetic testing. A mammogram is considered the single most effective method of detecting breast cancer early—when it is most treatable. Our screening and diagnostic procedures include:
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Breast ultrasound
- Digital 3D mammogram
- Digital screening mammogram
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
If breast cancer is diagnosed, our cancer program provides a range of treatment options, including radiation therapy, chemotherapy and breast surgery.
Colorectal cancer detection and care
Colorectal cancer occurs when cancer is present in the colon (large intestines) or rectum. This type of cancer often starts as small polyps and presents no symptoms in its earliest stages. One of the best ways to detect these polyps and other suspicious tissue is through colonoscopies.
If our colorectal specialists detect an abnormality when conducting a colonoscopy, they collect a sample of the suspicious tissue and send it to our laboratory to determine if it is cancerous or benign.
If cancer is detected, our hospital offers comprehensive colorectal cancer care. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians works together to ensure every patient has a care plan built specifically for them with the quickest time to treatment possible.
Our cancer treatments
Our cancer doctors use specialized screenings, diagnostic and laboratory tests and imaging services to detect cancer in all stages. If cancer is found, our skilled cancer care team provides patients with rapid diagnoses and a range of treatments in a single location, including:
Blood and blood product transfusion
Blood and blood product transfusions involve putting blood or a blood product into a person's vein through intravenous (IV) therapy. This type of therapy is used to treat patients with blood cancer or who may be experiencing anemia or low-blood count as a side effect of their cancer.
One very effective and commonly used treatment method for many types of cancer is chemotherapy. This treatment involves using drugs that interfere with a cancer's ability to reproduce and grow. Our oncologists use powerful cancer-fighting drugs, hormones and immuno-stimulants in combination with chemotherapy to help stop or slow the growth of cancerous (malignant) cells.
Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can cause dehydration. We provide hydration therapy, usually intravenously (IV), to keep patients hydrated.
Immunotherapy is a type of biotherapy that uses the body's own immune system to treat cancer and other diseases. This treatment works by stimulating and restoring the immune system's ability to fight illnesses.
Infusion therapy involves a patient receiving medication through a needle or catheter, usually intravenously. Infusion therapy is often used in conjunction with chemotherapy and biotherapy. This type of treatment can be used to deliver nutrition, fluids or medications.
For our patients' convenience, our outpatient cancer clinic offers an in-house pharmacy where prescribed oral medications can easily be filled.
Radiation therapy, also called radiation oncology, involves killing cancer cells with beams of high-energy radiation. We use radiation therapy during cancer treatment for different reasons, such as:
- Combining with other treatments, such as chemotherapy
- Decreasing any tumor-related pressure or pain
- Directing large doses of radiation directly at a tumor during surgery
- Shrinking a cancerous tumor prior to surgery
- Stopping cancer growth after surgery by killing remaining cancer cells
We offer patient navigation with oncology-trained nurses who serve as points of contact for patients with cancer. Our patient nurse navigators explain diagnoses and treatments, provide educational resources and inform patients about clinical trials.
Our hospital offers the services of a designated oral chemotherapy navigator as well as navigators who are dedicated to helping patients with the following types of cancer:
- Breast cancer
- Complex GI cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Head and neck cancer
We know that people are sometimes concerned about their genetic risk of developing cancer. That's why we offer testing and counseling from board-certified genetic counselors. Our counselors provide on-site cancer risk assessments and offer personalized guidance regarding specific cancer risks and genetic influences. We also provide targeted screening and prevention options.
For more information about our genetic testing services, call (816) 698-8288.
Cancer support and wellness
We offer a wide range of cancer support programs and resources to patients with cancer and their caregivers, including educational opportunities, support counseling and nutritional guidance.
Our classes offer simple, evidence-based strategies to reduce cancer-related side effects and improve the quality of our patients' lives. Space is limited. So, we encourage pre-class registration.
Register for a cancer wellness class.
As part of our physical therapy and rehab program, we provide inpatient and outpatient cancer rehabilitation services to patients recovering from medical and surgical cancer treatments. Our cancer-focused rehab team is skilled in helping patients cope with the side effects that cancer and cancer treatments can cause.
Our rehab specialists create individualized therapy plans and use a range of specialized therapies to improve patient functionality and mobility, including occupational, lymphedema and speech therapies.
Getting to our cancer center
Sarah Cannon at Centerpoint Medical Center is located on our hospital's main campus on the corner of East 39th Street and Jackson Drive. Our address is:
3889 South Jackson Drive
Independence, MO 64057
Cancer Rehabilitation at Centerpoint Medical Center is on our campus in a separate building just to the left of our main hospital.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
Menorah Medical Center is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (816) 448-7737 or chat online at askSARAHnow.
Oncology at HCA Midwest Health
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