St. Mary's Medical Center's Radiation Oncology Department is a
long established hospital-based program dedicated to providing radiation
therapy techniques in a private clinic setting.
Our certified physicians, nurses and radiation therapists offer a treatment
program tailored to each patient's specific needs. Our goal is to
make every step of treatment easy to understand and as comfortable as possible.
Our services include:
- Three-dimensional planning
- Advanced techniques in specialty programs which minimize side effects
- Educational and nutritional support tailored to each patient.
What is Radiation Therapy?
Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer and
is used in more than half of all cancer cases. Radiation uses a stream
of high-energy particles to destroy or damage cancer cells. Thousands
of people become cancer-free after receiving treatments alone or in combination
with surgery chemotherapy.
Radiation therapy can be utilized for many purposes. The goals of a patient's
treatment may be:
- Curing cancer
- Killing remaining cancer cells in the treatment area after chemotherapy
- Controlling cancer for a period of time
- Reducing the symptoms of cancer, such as pain
- Improving quality of life.
Arranging a Consultation Appointment
Before we treat your cancer it is important for us to understand each
of our patients as a whole person. After a primary care physician has
referred a patient to St. Mary's Radiation Oncology, a consultation
appointment will be scheduled. This appointment will give the patient
and their family the opportunity to meet with the radiation oncologist
and nurse to discuss options for treatment. An individualized treatment
plan will then be developed based on the patient's specific needs.
The Radiation Oncology Department is open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday
- Friday. After hours, weekends and holidays, an answering service will
address your questions and concerns. Our office number is
Conveniently located at the corner of Mock Avenue and St. Mary's Drive
on the St. Mary's campus.
300 Northwest Mock Avenue
Suite 100, Lower Level
Blue Springs, Missouri 64014