In addition to the newest minimally invasive procedures and access to innovative, research-based approaches, we offer patients the benefits of all major treatment methods, including: surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology.
Surgery is the primary treatment for many types of cancer, especially if the disease is localized to one area of the body. Surgery also can confirm a diagnosis, determine how far a person's cancer has advanced, relieve side effects or ease pain.
Thanks to new and more sophisticated techniques, surgeons are often able to achieve remarkable results. Our inpatient and outpatient surgical suites are equipped for video, computer-guided or microscopic procedures as well as laser and traditional surgeries.View our Surgeons
Medical Oncology is another important treatment specialty that uses powerful cancer fighting drugs, hormones and immuno-stimulants to help the body stop or slow the growth of malignant cells. Chemotherapy is a therapeutic method that uses drugs that interfere with the cancer's ability to reproduce and grow.View our Hematologists/Oncologists
Frankfort Regional Medical Center uses the radiation oncology services of a board-eligible radiation oncologist that lead a team of highly qualified professionals including certified medical physicists, certified medical dosimetrists, certified radiation therapists and oncology nurses. Radiation oncology services offer state-of-the-art treatments such as:
- Conventional External Beam Radiation Therapy
- Conformal, 3-D Treatment Planning
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
Specialized, innovative medical services are available to individuals with symptoms caused by cancer and its treatment. Symptom treatments are aimed at enhancing a person's ability to carry out a normal lifestyle. Treatment methods include pain management therapy (with pharmacology and non-pharmacology intervention), electrical stimulation, treatment for lymphedema and access to rehabilitation services. Through our partnership with local hospice programs we offer our patients access to palliative (comfort) care and hospice care.