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Cancer Care

Your cancer treatment is personal, and so is the care you receive at St. Claire HealthCare.

St. Claire provides advanced cancer treatment services, diagnostic technology and cancer-related education and support. Patients can be assured they are receiving the best cancer care available—and it's close to home.

When you've been diagnosed with cancer, your thoughts turn to where you can receive the best, most complete care. Who can you trust? What resources are available to you? Fortunately, you'll find the answers you need—plus a lot more—at St. Claire. We are a comprehensive, nationally-accredited oncology program with healthcare providers who deliver expert care and compassion. St. Claire delivers personalized care at every stage of your treatment and recovery.

Our oncology staff helps ensure that each St. Claire cancer patient receives the highest quality of care by combining state-of-the-art treatment techniques with needed support. "I am proud to say that I have been providing care for cancer patients for over 20 years—most of which has been in this region," says Allen Lim, MD, SCH Medical Oncologist. "Many patients still believe cancer treatments will only make them sicker; however, many things have changed the course of cancer care over the years. The treatments are now easier on the patient and much more successful as they are more advanced. Even though the number of cancer patients continues to grow, the survival rate has increased significantly. Thanks to new advanced technology, patients are now living much longer."

St. Claire's cancer care program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons through its adherence to the Commission on Cancer's Program Standards. St. Claire's Cancer Program received seven special awards of commendation this year by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Markey Cancer Center Affiliation

The unique affiliate partnership between St. Claire HealthCare and the UK Markey Cancer Center provides our region with some of today's most advanced radiation and chemotherapies. Located on the campus of SCH, the Cancer Treatment Center is a modern cancer treatment facility offering advanced radiation medicine—close to home.

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.