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High-Quality Oncology Treatment in Morehead, KY

St. Claire HealthCare delivers the personalized care you need at every stage of your cancer treatment and recovery. You will receive a multispecialty team approach to personalize your care at every stage of your treatment and recovery, including an array of advanced cancer treatment services, diagnostic technology, and cancer-related education and support. We also provide surgical options and procedures provided by highly skilled, board-certified surgeons. You’ll have access to some of today’s most advanced treatments through our partnership with the UK Markey Cancer Center, and chemotherapy administration by nationally-certified oncology nurses.

Kentucky has one of the highest rates of cancer in the nation, with the disease being one of the leading causes of death in the state. St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) continues to do its part in educating the public and lowering the cancer death rate in Northeastern Kentucky. In 2016, SCH joined an effort with the UK Markey Cancer Center to "Terminate Lung Cancer." The goal of Terminate Lung Cancer (TLC) is to increase education and access to screening and preventive measures, including tobacco cessation resources.

Affiliated with the Renowned UK Markey Cancer Center

Through a unique affiliation with the renowned UK Markey Cancer Center, St. Claire HealthCare provides the same level of services, technology, and quality of care that’s found in larger Kentucky healthcare systems. Our patients receive some of today’s most advanced radiation and chemotherapies at the Cancer Treatment Center located on St. Claire HealthCare's campus. This partnership allows for University of Kentucky (UK) physicians to provide on-site advanced cancer treatments in Morehead and provides over $4 million in new radiation medicine equipment.

Some of the new radiation equipment includes:

  • Linear Accelerator with Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) capability. This is an external beam radiotherapy, which delivers more precisely targeted radiation beams to tumors, while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue—a painless procedure.
  • Siemens Sensation Open CT Simulator—a comprehensive oncology solution for advanced virtual CT simulation. This enables visualization of the complete anatomy for more accurate oncology treatment planning, which optimizes the clinical process of image-guided radiation therapy planning.

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