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Frankfort Regional Medical Center
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At Frankfort Regional Medical Center's Cancer Care Center, we have everything you could look for in cancer care. We have the technology, expertise, and physician specialists to treat most cancers locally. We also have a stamp of approval from the nation’s leading authority on cancer care, the Commission on Cancer, and an affiliation with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state’s only National Cancer Institute cancer center, with its highly specialized care and advanced clinical trials. When it comes to cancer care, it all comes together here.

Our Cancer Care Center is comprised of local physician practices representing the following specialties:

Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s affiliation with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center allows for access to new treatments and protocols for cancer. Watch Bryan Shouse, MD, of Frankfort Regional Medical Center, describe their partnership.

Frankfort Regional Medical Center treats colon, breast, thyroid, skin and some kidney cancers. Watch Bryan Shouse, MD, of Frankfort Regional Medical Center, discuss the surgeries they provide.

The different types of breast cancer are infiltrating ductal cancer and infiltrating lobular cancer. Watch Bryan Shouse, MD, of Frankfort Regional Medical Center, explain the differences between the two types.

An otolaryngologist will treat cancers of the head and neck, skin and throat. Watch Chadwick Ahn, MD, of Frankfort Regional Medical Center, explain the different cancers treated by otolaryngologists.

Urologists treat cancers of the entire urinary tract, says Timothy Atkinson, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Learn the specific types of cancer, including bladder and prostate cancer, in this video.


Diagnosis

The earlier a cancer diagnosis is made, the better the chances are of finding a cure. Frankfort Regional Medical Center uses the most advanced technologies and techniques in this effort, such as:

  • Digital Mammography
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Computerized Tomography (CT)
  • Endoscopy
  • Fiber Optics
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Radioactive Isotope Techniques
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Position Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Biopsy
  • Bone Densitometry

A patient's family physician is involved throughout the diagnosis and treatment process.

The Cancer Care Team

As cancer care becomes more specialized, patients and their families work with a team throughout the treatment process. Each team brings together professionals with experience and expertise in a range of disciplines - medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, pastoral counseling, pharmacology, nutrition and rehabilitation. The oncology nursing staff is made up of highly skilled and trained nurses whose specialized nursing skills, along with a genuine concern for each patient, translate into superior care.

The team's collaboration strengthens the individual treatment plan, encourages patient involvement and ensures a continuous flow of communication. This underlying spirit of cooperation fosters a climate of trust and concern that is conducive to healing.