Treatment

Cancer expertise, comprehensive treatment

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, Midwest Regional Medical Center offers expert care. We provide a range of cancer treatment options that are tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs. Doctors plan treatment by consulting with surgeons and chemotherapy and radiation specialists to develop the most effective approach. In most cases, several treatment options are combined to provide the most comprehensive treatment. Midwest Regional Medical Center provides all levels of care, including inpatient, outpatient, hospice and home care services.

Part of Midwest Regional Medical Center’s full-spectrum care includes special support services to address the unique needs of cancer patients and their families. Our multidisciplinary cancer care team includes primary care doctors, oncologists, surgeons, nurses, pain management specialists, dieticians and other professionals who work together to provide individualized care. Treatment options include:

Chemotherapy

Also known as medical oncology or hematology, chemotherapy uses chemicals to destroy or slow the growth of cancer cells. Surgeons often use chemotherapy in conjunction with surgery to destroy surrounding tissue after a tumor is removed.

Hormone therapy

Hormones can kill cancer cells, or slow or stop their growth. Doctors can prescribe medications that affect the activity or production of hormones, or may surgically remove a gland that produces hormones.

Surgery

Midwest Regional Medical Center's cancer care teams carefully evaluate each patient’s needs to determine whether surgery offers the best chance for success. When surgery presents the best option, doctors utilize minimally invasive techniques whenever possible — including robotic surgery, which gives surgeons greater precision and can offer patients less scarring and a faster recovery.