CANCER CARE SERVICES
It is the expectation of our patients and their families that Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care Center provide the latest in technology, access to the most current chemotherapy regiments, and diagnostic testing that can be offered in a community based facility. It is important that our patients who are undergoing very rigorous therapy don’t have to drive an hour, one way, to get these services. We want our patients to know when they come to the Cancer Care Center of Hardin Memorial Hospital that they are also receiving a comprehensive holistic approach to their care.
UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network
Hardin Memorial Hospital's Cancer Care Center has joined the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN). The affiliation means more cancer patients across Kentucky will be able to receive the advanced specialty and subspecialty care of the UK Markey Cancer Center, recently named the 68th National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the country, and the only one in Kentucky. Other benefits include access to clinical trials and advanced technology while allowing patients to stay closer to home for most treatment.Genetic Counseling Program
Genetic counselors are healthcare providers with specialized training in genetics and genetic conditions. They are trained to provide risk assessment and education to people with many types of conditions or family histories of genetic conditions. Based on the risk assessment, a genetic counselor will help you understand your options for avoiding or managing the diseases for which you are at risk.
The nurses in the Cancer Care Center have specialized knowledge and skills in the treatment of cancer and work as part of the cancer team to deliver sophisticated treatment procedures.
Radiation Therapy - Located at Hardin Memorial Hospital
Radiation Therapy offers radiation oncology services, utilizing the latest techniques and equipment to treat patients. We are capable of providing SRS (Stereotactic radiosurgery), SBRT (Stereotactic body radiosurgery) prostate seed implants, and IMRT (Intense modulated radiation therapy). At the Cancer Care Center of Hardin Memorial Hospital we can provide all modalities of post-surgical cancer treatments from radiation therapy to chemotherapy, immunotherapy, PET/CT treatment planning, social services, nutritional and pastoral counseling are all available to our patients. Our radiation and medical oncologists work side by side to evaluate our patients. We also hold several cancer screenings throughout the year in order to detect early disease and this is critical to our mission in treating and fighting cancer. Thorough and effective education of our patients, their disease, and their treatment choices, is a critical factor in working collaboratively with the patient
Dietary Counseling provides our patients with nutritional information, which can impact the efficacy of cancer treatment.
HMH has a full time chaplain who oversees a clinical pastoral program. Spiritual support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Program CARE educates people about their disease and helps them cope with the emotional and spiritual problems they may encounter at different points during the cancer experience. Services include conferences, spiritual support, educational materials and referral to outside agencies.
Prevention and early detection are the best defenses against cancer. HMH's Cancer Care Center offers annual prostate screening, an annual breast cancer awareness campaign, lung cancer screening program and an annual skin cancer screenings.
Additional Cancer Information
Hardin Memorial Cancer Services Annual Report
American Cancer Society
For more information about Cancer Programs, call (270) 706-1076.