Cancer Care and Infusion Center

 

As soon as you learn that you or a family member has cancer, the journey begins. The care and support you receive during your journey are important. We will help you cope with the challenges along the way.

In collaboration with the UK Markey Cancer Center, Rockcastle Regional Hospital offers chemotherapy treatment and cancer care services close to home in Mount Vernon, Kentucky. The chemotherapy suite located in the Outpatient Services Center includes eight chemotherapy bays furnished with recliners and flat-screen televisions and two private rooms. Chemotherapy treatments are available Monday through Friday.

Our full-time medical oncologist Dr. Justin Williams is available to answer any questions and monitor you or your loved one’s treatment. Nurses specializing in chemotherapy administration are certified by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and trained by the Markey Cancer Center. These nurses have extensive knowledge and experience providing cancer care to patients and are here to help you every step of the way toward recovery.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (606) 256-7486

Patient Support Services

Oncology Rehabilitation

The Rockcastle Regional oncology rehabilitation program offers a holistic treatment to cancer survivors and those living with cancer. Every person with cancer has unique physical and emotional needs. Our oncology rehabilitation program focuses on helping patients regain physical function and independence following surgical or medical treatment that may have left an individual unable to resume his or her normal lifestyle or in need of some level of assistance.

It is our objective to:

  • Provide appropriate diet and nutritional counseling with dietary services
  • Improve physical condition and mobility with physical therapy
  • Use occupational therapy to assist with activities of daily living
  • Improve mental conditions by working with a social worker

To schedule an appointment, please call Dr. James Messer, PT, DPT at (606) 256-2609.

Patient education and training

Our clinical staff provides various resources that will help patients and their families learn what they need to know about their cancer type and treatments. Printed materials and educational presentations are available to patients and their families. We also have a computer in the chemotherapy suite specifically for cancer patients and their families to access many online resources.

Resources

Cancer Prevention
American Cancer Society

 

Infusion Services

 

The Outpatient Infusion Center offers convenience for patients who require frequent infusions. The Outpatient Infusion Center provides chemotherapy services, hydration therapy, antibiotic therapy, Remicade treatments, intravenous immunoglobin, iron infusions, and blood transfusions among many other specialized infusions. We work with a diverse population of patients, including:

  • Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
  • Patients with blood disorders
  • Other patients requiring specialized intravenous treatments
 

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