Cancer care in Lexington, Missouri
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Lafayette Regional Health Center's skilled team of cancer specialists provides compassionate, patient-centered care for patients in Lexington, Missouri. As part of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health, we offer local access to innovative clinical research trials and the latest advancements in cancer treatment. We also offer various screening techniques to help detect cancer as early as possible. If cancer is detected, we provide support and care to patients and families, from diagnosis through recovery.
For more information about our cancer care, please call Sarah Cannon at Lafayette Regional Health Center at (660) 259-6884.
Types of cancers we treat
With the backing of Sarah Cannon at HCA Midwest Health, our patients have access to a wide range of treatment options for many different types of cancer. Any cancer that can be treated with chemotherapy can be treated at our hospital, including certain stages of:
- Blood cancer, including multiple myeloma and other blood disorders
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
Lafayette Regional Health Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer® as a Hospital Associate Cancer Program for our availability of a full range of medical services along with a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care.
We are also recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for achieving the highest level of image quality and patient safety in performing ultrasounds and mammograms.
Breast cancer screenings
Our hospital has been recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for achieving the highest level of image quality and patient safety in ultrasound imaging and mammography. Our women's care program offers digital mammograms, 3D mammograms and breast ultrasounds to screen patients for breast cancer. We value our patient's comfort throughout the process, which is why we use soft screening pads during breast imaging exams.
If a mass or other abnormality is found during imaging, we perform a biopsy to determine if cancer is present or not. If a breast cancer diagnosis is made, our patients have access to extensive chemotherapy treatments, infusion services and breast surgical procedures.
Our cancer treatments
In addition to specialized screenings, our physicians use laboratory testings and imaging services to detect cancer in its earliest stages—when it's most treatable. If a cancer diagnosis is confirmed, our skilled cancer care team provides a range of advanced treatment options in a newly remodeled, warm and inviting area.
Patients in need of oncology treatments and hematology services come to us for:
Chemotherapy is a highly effective treatment method for many types of cancer. This treatment uses drugs to interfere with a cancer's ability to reproduce and grow. Our medical oncologists use powerful cancer-fighting drugs, hormones and immuno-stimulants to stop or slow the growth of cancer cells.
Infusion therapy, also called intravenous (IV) therapy, allows medications to be delivered directly into the bloodstream via the veins. Infusion therapy can be used to correct dehydration and to deliver blood transfusions. It's also an effective method for delivering cancer-fighting medications.
Phlebotomy is the process of withdrawing blood from a vein. Our skilled phlebotomists may use this procedure to remove excess iron and red blood cells from circulation or to remove blood for diagnostic purposes.
Cancer wellness classes
Lafayette Regional Health Center offers free cancer wellness education classes designed for both patients and caregivers. Our classes provide cancer support through simple, evidence-based strategies to reduce cancer-related side effects and help patients live their best lives while they go through treatment.
Our classes are held in a supportive small group format. This allows group members the time and space to ask questions and socialize with other people who are affected by cancer.
Our physical therapy and rehabilitation program is supported by a dedicated rehab team made up of specialists with experience treating patients with cancer. Through cancer rehabilitation, we provide individualized support and multiple rehab therapies to improve physical function, increase well-being and combat the side-effects of cancer surgery and treatment.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
Lafayette Regional Health 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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