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Cancer Center

Our Nationally Accredited Cancer Center

At Lake Regional Health System, we are proud to provide state-of-the-art capabilities to prevent, detect and treat various forms of cancer. It’s a commitment we make every day to the friends and neighbors we serve.

No Two Cancers Are the Same

That's why we offer deep expertise in multiple forms of cancer. Then, we apply it to each patient according to their specific diagnosis and personal situation.

Breast Cancer

The best treatment is prevention. But we are also prepared to provide care and consultation before, during and after treatment. Learn more about risk, screening and options on our dedicated Breast Cancer page.

3D Mammograms Risk Assessment

Lung Cancer

Early detection is key. That's why we provide CT scans for those at risk of developing lung cancer. See if you are a candidate for screening, and learn more about our treatment options.

Prostate Cancer

Our urologists work closely with patients to determine risk and assess options. From close monitoring to radiation or surgery, our team, including our da Vinci X robotic surgery system, is prepared to meet the need.

Colorectal Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, this is the third most commonly diagnosed and third-leading cause of death by cancer. The good news is: colorectal cancer is also one of the most curable. Learn more about risk factors and free testing kits from Lake Regional.

Lymphoma

Cancers of the lymphatic system appear in over 70 forms, each requiring a different approach. Our oncologists can conduct a variety of tests to determine a diagnosis, and the best treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation, and stem cell transplants.

State-of-the-art Treatments

We've invested in the best technology, and people, to make advanced cancer care accessible to our community.

Traditional and Robotic Surgeries

Surgical oncology is the oldest form of cancer care treatment and remains an effective tool against many forms of cancer

Chemotherapy

Lake Regional's cancer center contains ten private infusions bays, each equipped with a television and wireless internet, so you can rest, watch your favorite shows or catch up online during treatments. All the while, our nurses will be monitoring your progress and offering support.

Radiation

Targeted, high-energy X-rays can destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors. Using a linear accelerator, our team of radiation oncologists can plan, simulate, and deliver radiation therapy that’s customized for you and your treatment plan.

Radiation Therapy With Less Radiation

Quicker Treatments, Better Results

Long, uncomfortable cancer treatments can add stress to an already difficult situation. With our linear accelerator, therapy is conducted faster and can yield better results than older methods.

Our Team Is Your Team

All cancer care at Lake Regional is a partnership between the patient and our team of specialists. We'll help you understand your options, then create a treatment plan that’s best for your health, goals and diagnosis.

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Cancer Fighter Stories

Every cancer diagnosis requires a distinct approach. But these patients share at least one thing in common — they sought care from Lake Regional and found success in our treatments.

Mary Ann Hodgson: Care Close to Home

Skip Thomas: Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Pattie Alkire: Stage III Recovery

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Support

At every step, in every way, our team is with you during the cancer journey. In partnership with specialists, volunteers, other survivors, we've developed programs to help patients past and

Cancer Navigator

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Our Palliative Care nurse and social worker advocate on your behalf, help research your options, and connect you with a support network, as well as mental health and community resources.

To connect with the navigator, call 573.302.2772.

Resource Center

Through our partnership with the American Cancer Society and the generosity of community donors, we offer a variety of items to make the cancer journey more comfortable, including breast prostheses, hats, wigs, nutritional supplements and travel assistance. All are available inside the Cancer Center, before or after appointments.

Exercise Program

Staying fit during and after cancer treatment can be difficult. Our programs can help:

Re-Live

What happens after cancer treatment? How can you return to an active life? Our Re-Live program can help. Here, you'll work with a multidisciplinary team who will create a customized program of diet and exercise. You'll get individual counseling throughout the program, and our team will monitor your progress. To enroll in this program, contact our cancer navigator at 573.302.2752.

Nutrition Services

Good nutrition plays an important role in cancer care and recovery, but some cancer treatments can depress appetites or leave patients too tired to cook. Our registered dietitians can help patients choose recovery-promoting foods.

Support Groups

Our support groups offer a chance to connect with other families impacted by cancer and gain a wealth of wisdom on living with a diagnosis. Currently, Lake Regional offers a virtual support group on Facebook, which you can request to join, the Lake Regional Cancer Connection.

HOPE Program

Helping Others Prosper and Endure

This donation-funded initiative provides needs-based assistance to local cancer patients, including free mammograms, free nutritional supplements, fuel-purchase assistance, drug co-pay assistance, transportation assistance, free haircuts for women experiencing hair loss.

Along with supporting our patients, donations made to HOPE also further Lake Regional's community cancer screening initiatives, medical equipment purchases and support group activities.

The support provided through HOPE is often the deciding factor in whether some patients proceed with treatment, and our community plays a big role in keeping this program going.

To give to HOPE, please contact Terri Hall, director of the Lake Regional Fund Development, at 573.348.8153 or trhall@lakeregional.com.

Miracles Require Workers

Your tax-deductible donation is an investment in our community's wellness. With your help, we can continue providing nationally accredited care, right here at home.

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