Cancer Centers in Kentucky

The Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) is one of a select few cancer centers in Kentucky that is an accredited full-service facility providing state-of-the-art cancer treatment and follow-up care that have received commendation by the COC. Staffed by expert oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, patient navigators and many other highly-trained healthcare professionals, LLCC provides quality care close to home. LLCC is a free-standing facility with convenient parking to better serve patients. We were recently reaffirmed as offering the best in cancer care by being one of only a few select cancer centers in Kentucky or the nation receiving accreditation from the Commission on Cancer with commendations.

We proudly offer:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Radiation Therapy 7 Days a Week
  • Infusion Service 7 Days a Week
  • On-Site Biopsies & Surgical Services
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient Navigation
  • Financial Counseling
  • Oncology & Hematology Services available in Whitesburg & Grundy


Our chemotherapy room offers patients our convenience and amenities close to home in a comfortable environment. Receive expert care in a comfortable, spacious environment featuring:

  • 19 infusion chairs
  • Private Rooms with Full Reclining Hospital Beds Available
  • Personal Televisions
  • Wireless Internet


Radiation Oncology

Pikeville Medical Center’s Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) treats cancer patients with RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology, a fast, precise form of treatment using advanced technology from Varian Medical Systems. The RapidArc™ treatment is two to eight times faster than conventional forms of radiotherapy.

LLCC’s RapidArc™ radiotherapy treatment is delivered with just a single rotation of the treatment machine around the patient. During that rotation, the treatment beam is continually shaped and reshaped according to the size, shape and position of the tumor within the body.

The beam shaping is accomplished using a device called a multi-leaf collimator (MLC). This device has 120 computer-controlled mechanical “leaves” or “fingers” that move to create openings of different shapes and sizes. During a RapidArc™ treatment, specialized software varies three variables simultaneously: the speed of rotation around the patient, the shape of the beam and the dose delivery rate.
Please note: Radiation Oncology services and physicians are located in the May Tower at 911 Bypass Dr. A special parking area is located right outside the door. Ask our staff for directions.


Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center
172 S. Mayo Trail
Pikeville, KY 41501
(click here for a map)

genetic_counselingGenetic tests look for changes in DNA that are associated with a high risk of inherited cancer. Testing helps inform individuals of cancer risk, including: breast, ovarian, colon, uterine and melanoma. Genetic counseling is performed before testing to develop a plan of action, which may include surgery, preventative therapies and frequent screenings.

Candidates may have:

  • Personal or family history of cancer
  • Family history of cancer diagnosed at a young age
  • Multiple family members with the same type of cancer
  • Family member with more than one cancer diagnosis
  • Family member with a rare type of cancer
  • Family history of a genetic alteration associated with a hereditary cancer syndrome

Genetic tests available:

  • BRCA1 (breast, ovarian, prostate)
  • BRCA2 (breast, ovarian, prostate, pancreatic)
  • MSH2, MLH1, MSH6 (colon, uterine, ovarian)
  • APC (colon with multiple polyps)
  • CDKN2, CDK4 (melanoma, pancreatic)
  • P53 (breast, bone, brain, leukemia)
  • RBI (retinoblastoma)
  • RET (medullary thyroid, parathyroid, pheochromocytoma)

Genetic Testing is performed by Dr. Sadie Hutson, PhD, RN, WHNP, BC

Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center
172 S. Mayo Trail
Pikeville, KY 41501
(click here for a map)

Call 606-218-2212 for an appointment

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