St. Mary's Medical Center | Huntington, WV | (304) 526-1234

Regional Cancer Center

CyberknifeSt. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center has been on the front lines of the battle with cancer since 1965. The cancer center provides a full range of radiation, medical and surgical oncology services and is home to the only CyberKnife® Radiosurgery System in the Tri-State and the state of West Virginia.

St. Mary’s is designated as a Comprehensive Teaching Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and the Commission on Cancer. The Radiation Oncology Department is accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), which both strive to ensure the highest quality care for radiation therapy patients.

The specialists at St. Mary’s provide cancer treatment using some of the most advanced, progressive techniques and equipment in the region.

Breast Center

  • 3D and Digital Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast MRI/MRI breast biopsy
  • Mammosite
  • Breast Cancer Support Group

Diagnostic Services

St. Mary’s Laboratory Services

St. Mary’s Radiology Services

St. Mary’s Interventional Radiology Services

  • Pathology
  • Flow Cytometry
  • CAT Scan
  • PET
  • MRI
  • Fine Needle Aspirations (FNA)
  • Chemoembolization
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Cryotherapy
  • MRI Breast Biopsy

Education

Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences

  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Oncology Resource Library

Oncology Clinical Research

  • Clinical Trials

Cancer Screening Programs

  • Annual Breast Cancer Screening
  • Annual Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Annual Oral Cancer Screening
  • Annual Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Annual Skin Cancer Screening
  • Ongoing Colonoscopy Screening Clinic

Support Services

  • Licensed Oncology Counselor
  • Nutritional Services
  • Palliative Care Program
  • Oncology Clinical Pharmacist—Doctorate Trained
  • St. Mary’s Home Health Services
  • St. Mary’s Spiritual Care, Counseling and Mission Department
  • Social Services
  • Tumor Registry
  • Support Groups
  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Can-Cervive Support Group (General Cancer Support Group)
  • Transitions Support Group (Grief Support Group)
  • Hospice of Huntington

Rehabilitation Services

  • Oncology Rehab Services
  • Lymphedema Clinic

Radiation Oncology

  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy(IMRT)
  • Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation therapy (3-D CRT)
  • Radio-pharmaceutical therapy
  • Superficial X-ray therapy
  • Electron Beam radiation therapy
  • Mammosite Radiation Therapy
  • Treatment, planning, including image fusion
  • CyberKnife® Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Rehabilitation Services

  • Oncology Rehab Services
  • Lymphedema Clinic

Additional Treatments

Radiation therapy involves using many terms you may have never heard before. Below is a list of words you may hear during your treatment.

Adjuvant treatment
A treatment that is given in addition to the primary treatment to enhance its effectiveness and reduce the chance of the tumor recurring.

Beam films
Another term for port films, beam films are pictures of the position of the radiation beams used to treat cancer. They are used to verify the position of the beams and confirm that treatment is delivered to the right place.

Blocks
Pieces of metal alloy that can be used to shape the radiation beam.

Boost
An additional dose of radiation that is given after an initial course of radiation to enhance tumor control. A boost may be given to the tumor and areas to which the tumor may have spread.

Cancer
A group of diseases in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably, forming a tumor or mass.

Clinical trials
Studies that test new cancer therapies.

CT or CAT scan
A computer assisted tomography scan is an X-ray procedure that uses a computer to produce detailed pictures of the body.

Hyperfractionated radiation therapy
A type of radiation therapy in which the radiation doses are divided into smaller amounts (hyperfractionation) and patients undergo radiation treatment more than once a day.

Hypofractionated radiation therapy
A type of radiation therapy in which patients undergo one or just a few treatments.

Immobilization device
A device that is used to help a patient remain in the same position during every treatment.

Intensity modulated radiation therapy or IMRT
IMRT is a specialized form of external beam therapy that allows radiation to be shaped to fit your tumor.

Linear accelerator
The most common type of machine used to deliver external radiation therapy. Sometimes called a “linac.”

Metastases
Cancer that has spread from one part of the body to another, such as from the breast to the lymph nodes or bones.

Monoclonal antibody
A type of antibody that is created in the laboratory.

MR or MRI scan
A magnetic resonance imaging scan is a procedure that uses a magnetic field to create detailed pictures of the body.

Multileaf collimator or MLC
A part of a linear accelerator that is used to shape the radiation beam.

Neutron beam therapy
A specialized type of external beam radiation therapy similar to proton therapy.

Palliative care/palliation
Treatment that is intended to relieve symptoms, but not cure disease.

PET scan
A positron emission tomography scan uses a small dose of a chemical called a radionuclide combined with a sugar, which is injected into the patient. The radionuclide emits positrons. The PET scanner detects the positron emissions given off by the radionuclide.

Proton beam therapy
An external beam therapy that uses protons rather than X-rays to treat tumors.

Radiation oncologist
A doctor who specializes in treating cancer and other diseases with radiation therapy.

Radiation oncology
The medical specialty that deals with treating cancer and other diseases with radiation.

Radiation therapy
The careful use of various forms of radiation to treat cancer and other diseases.

Radioimmunotherapy
The use of radiolabeled antibodies to deliver radiation directly to a tumor.

Radiolabeled antibodies
Monoclonal antibodies (antibodies produced in a laboratory) that have had a radioactive isotope attached to them in a process called radiolabeling.

Radioprotector
A type of drug that protects normal tissues in the area being treated.

Radioresistant
A term used to describe a tumor that does not respond well to radiation therapy.

Radiosensitize
A type of drug that can make a tumor respond better to radiation therapy.

Simulation
The process of planning radiation therapy to allow the radiation to be delivered to the intended location.

Systemic radiation therapy
The use of radioactive isotopes that can travel throughout the body to treat certain cancers.

Treatment plan
A radiation oncologist’s prescription describing how a patient should be treated with radiation therapy. The radiation oncology team uses sophisticated treatment planning software to maximize radiation to the tumor while sparing healthy tissue.

Tumor
An abnormal lump or mass of tissue.

Physicians

5 results found.

Arvinder Bir

Bir, Arvinder , MD

Hematology/Oncology, Oncology and Hematology

Address
HIMG
5170 US Route 60 East
Huntington, WV 25705
Phone
3045284645
Fax
3043992390
After Hours
3045284645
Medical School
Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College
Gerrit A Kimmey

Kimmey, Gerrit A, MD

Hematology/Oncology, Oncology and Hematology

Address
HIMG
5170 US Route 60 East
Huntington, WV 25705
Phone
3045284645
Fax
3046970807
After Hours
3045284600
Medical School
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Philip Lepanto

Lepanto, Philip , MD

Radiation Oncology

Address
St. Mary’s Medical Center
Radiation Oncology
2900 First Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone
3045261143
Fax
3045268192
After Hours
Radiation Oncology - 5261143; X-ray Dept. - 526114
Medical School
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Sanjeev Sharma

Sharma, Sanjeev , MD

Regional Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology

Address
St. Mary's Medical Center
Radiation Oncology
2900 First Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone
3045261143
Fax
3045268192
After Hours
Radiation Oncology - 526-1143; X-ray Dept. - 526-1
Medical School
Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Damian Silbermins

Silbermins, Damian , MD

Oncology and Hematology

Address
HIMG
5170 US Route 60 East
Huntington, WV 25705
Phone
304-528-4645
Fax
304-399-2390
After Hours
304-528-4600
Medical School
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina