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The Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

Delivers Advanced Cancer Care Close to Home

 

The future of cancer care isn’t tomorrow. At Pikeville Medical Center’s Leonard 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 Leonard 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.

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    • APRIL 16, 2021
    Plastic Surgery Can Help Restore Self-Esteem for Breast Cancer Patients

    Plastic Surgery Can Help Restore Self-Esteem for Breast Cancer Patients

    When many people think of plastic surgery, their minds automatically see images of face lifts, tummy tucks or a variety of other cosmetic options. However, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dimitrios Danikas, MD, FACS also spends time with women who are battling breast cancer to plan and perform reconstructive surgery. According to

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    • APRIL 9, 2021
    Cheryl’s Breast Cancer Journey at PMC

    Cheryl’s Breast Cancer Journey at PMC

    Cancer is a word that strikes fear in most people and revives painful memories of loved ones who have battled the dreaded disease.  According to the CDC, cancer has claimed over half a million lives each year for the past several years.  However, with advancements in treatments and technology, the number of cancer deaths are

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    • APRIL 9, 2021
    Fighting Cancer Through a Team Approach at PMC

    Fighting Cancer Through a Team Approach at PMC

    As advancements are made in cancer research, new types of cancer and additional treatment options are discovered.  These things all contribute to the complexity of modern cancer care.  In addition to the physicians dedicated to cancer care, cancer treatment, many times, involves general surgeons, plastic surgeons, radiologists and a host of other disciplines offered at

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    • MARCH 12, 2021
    Last Round of Free Low-Dose CT Scans Beginning Soon

    Last Round of Free Low-Dose CT Scans Beginning Soon

    When it comes to the number of residents of Eastern Kentucky who are diagnosed with cancer, the region is far above the national average. In fact, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Eastern Kentucky has six of the top 10 counties in the United States for cancer death

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