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Our Community Deserves Great Cancer Care
As part of its mission of Making Communities Healthier®, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital remains dedicated to the early detection of cancer, high quality treatment for those diagnosed with cancer, and continuous collaboration with partners in cancer care throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. LCRH continues to emerge as a premier regional cancer treatment center, underscored by an increasing number of new cancer cases diagnosed and treated each year.
With that in mind, Lake Cumberland Cancer Committee works to improve the cancer care of patients in our community. Made up of medical experts from various departments and specialties, the cancer committee meets quarterly to plan cancer prevention and screening programs, to compare our care to national standards, and to address community resources needed by patients in treatment. In addition, Lake Cumberland Cancer Conference meets weekly and allows physicians to gather around the table and work together to plan the care of our patients. The result is an ever-growing program that wraps around our patients to provide care and support.
Treatment Services & Technology
Learn more about our available treatment options and technologies that are available for patients, close to home.LEARN MORE
Navigating a Cancer Diagnosis
Get to know the skilled and compassionate team at the cancer treatment center and learn more about our newly launch oncology navigator program.LEARN MORE
Cancer Program Annual Report
LCRH hosts a number of data-driven activities, covering numerous aspects of patient-centered cancer care, annually for our community.LEARN MORE
Lake Cumberland Cancer Treatment Center
The Cancer Treatment Center of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is the only Radiation Oncology Center in our region. The Center provides radiation treatment to patients with both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. The team’s personal approach to care means patients develop deep relationships with our staff, as we encourage and support them through treatment.
A social worker assists with cancer policies, insurance questions, emotional support and community resources, and nutritionists visit patients in our facility to provide information on healthy eating, maintaining weight, and nutrition supplements.
Quality in Cancer Care
As a Commission on Cancer accredited facility, our programs are held to a high standard of care and service. Our program outcomes are compared to national quality data and care standards to make sure our community receives the very best in cancer care.
Lake Cumberland Cancer Committee wants to improve the care of cancer patients in our community. Assessing and reporting our outcome measures creates community accountability and maintains our focus on creating places where people choose to come for healthcare.
UK Markey Cancer Affiliation
As part of our continuing focus on making communities healthier, we are a proud partner of the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, which provides our patients with enhanced access to high-quality cancer care. The UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network enhances access to high-quality cancer care through collaboration with community hospitals. Our vision is for Kentuckians and those from surrounding states to have access to excellent cancer care. The Markey Affiliate Network assists doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical staff at local hospitals that provide excellent care in their communities. When patients need care that is not available locally, they can be referred to the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. When that happens, Markey doctors work with LCRH doctors and oncologists to minimize travel for patients and their families.
Markey also works with LCRH to plan and host a number of local cancer prevention events and activities, such as health fairs, cancer screening programs
and survivorship events.
Additional benefits to Patients & Families include:
- Access to the latest, most up-to-date treatments – minimizing travel time.
- Local resources to help families/caregivers support their loved one.
- Local cancer prevention events and activities (health fairs, cancer screening programs)
Additional benefits to our Medical Community include:
- Cancer-specific education and training for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical staff.
- Ensure high-quality standards through Commission on Cancer accreditation.
- Access to specialized programs such as genetic counseling.
- Coordination of cancer care with primary care and referring doctors – before, during and after treatment.