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The Lawson Cancer Center

Delivers Advanced Cancer Care Close to Home

 

The future of cancer care isn’t tomorrow. At Pikeville Medical Center’s Lawson Cancer Center, we have the expertise and leading-edge technology to fight it today. With capabilities to provide full-service cancer treatment and follow-up care, the Lawson Cancer Center is one of a select few cancer centers in Kentucky to hold accreditation from the Commission on Cancer with commendations.

 

 

Staffed by expert oncologists, surgical specialists, nurses, pharmacists, patient navigators and many other highly trained healthcare professionals, the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center makes it convenient for patients across Eastern Kentucky to receive advanced cancer care close to home. Click on the links provided below to learn about our physicians, services and treatment capabilities.

Watch the video above to learn more about the biggest win of Robert’s life.

Radiation Oncology Spotlight


The Lawson Cancer Center at Pikeville Medical Center is using innovative technology to treat patients whose treatment plans call for radiation therapy. PMC has installed two state-of-the-art TrueBeam Linear Accelerators from Varian Medical Systems, which allows radiation oncologists at the Lawson Cancer Center to deliver radiation treatments more accurately than ever before.

 

The TrueBeam Linear Accelerator allows PMC’s radiation oncologists to target and treat very precise areas of the body. During a treatment, the radiation beam is continually shaped and reshaped according to the size, shape and position of the tumor, resulting in the protection of healthy, surrounding tissue.

 

PMC Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Ruth Lavigne, was interviewed by WSAZ’s Susan Nicholas and discussed skin cancer prevention tips, skin cancer types and treatments, as well as the addition of a second, new linear accelerator.

 

Click here to learn more about PMC’s Radiation Oncology providers.

Lawson Cancer Center, 10th Floor
(Some services provided on 11 and 1 May Tower West)
911 Bypass Road, Building A
Pikeville, KY 41501
606-430-2212

Latest News and Events

  • Lawson Cancer Center Celebrates Grand Opening of Long-Awaited Expansion Project

    Lawson Cancer Center Celebrates Grand Opening of Long-Awaited Expansion Project

    On Monday, September 25th, the first patients were welcomed into the brand-new expanded space at the Lawson Cancer Center (LCC) on the 11th floor of the Pikeville Medical Center Clinic Building. On its first day open, 15 patients received specialized care in the 24 additional treatment rooms created by a nearly $5 million grant from

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  • Lawson Cancer Center Providing Comprehensive Oncology Care

    Lawson Cancer Center Providing Comprehensive Oncology Care

    The Lawson Cancer Center (LCC) at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) provides healing and comfort for individuals and families navigating the challenging journey of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Patients at the LCC receive comprehensive care, personalized treatment and unwavering support from the entire oncology team, which embraces a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. This group

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  • Men Face a 33% Higher Risk of Colon Cancer Than Women

    Men Face a 33% Higher Risk of Colon Cancer Than Women

    When it comes to types of cancer diagnosed in men, colorectal or colon cancer closely follows skin and prostate cancer and is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The death rate for colorectal cancer has dropped in recent years, attributed to an uptick in screenings and improvements in treatment methods. Patients who participate in

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  • PMC Now Offering Pet Scans to Target Prostate Cancer

    PMC Now Offering Pet Scans to Target Prostate Cancer

    On March 10, 2023, the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Diagnostic Center team reached another milestone by performing the region’s first PET scan designed specifically to detect prostate cancer. PMC can now perform a specialized scan that detects cells indicating prostate cancer. The risk of developing prostate cancer increases as men age. Second to skin cancer,

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