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.

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.

Latest News and Events

  • PMC Able to Target Radiation Directly to Surface of Skin Cancer

    PMC Able to Target Radiation Directly to Surface of Skin Cancer

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) today announced it has adopted the Xoft® Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx®) System®, an advanced technology able to deliver a targeted dose of radiation directly to the surface of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) lesions. The Xoft System is FDA cleared for the treatment of cancer anywhere in the body, including early-stage breast

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