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Medical Plaza South

3911 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
United States
Fax 308-630-1445

Our Approach to Cancer Care

Because cancer diagnosis and treatment often involve several physicians and cancer care services, navigating the process can be overwhelming. That’s where Regional West’s team approach to cancer shines.

Thanks to an enhanced partnership between Regional West Health Services and UCHealth, a 12-hospital system based in Aurora, Colorado, cancer patients in western Nebraska have increased access to the region’s most advanced cancer care.

The expanded partnership provides patients the ability to continue receiving exceptional, patient-centered care at Regional West, while their care team may also confer with specialty providers at other UCHealth locations to discuss a diagnosis and collaborate to determine a comprehensive treatment plan. Regional West also continues its partnership with the UCHealth University of Colorado Cancer Center, which provides access to clinical trials and advanced surgeries and treatments.

Meet Regional West’s Cancer Care Team

Regional West’s cancer care team includes a number of physician specialists and sub-specialists, along with nurses, pain management specialists, a cancer navigator, a financial navigator, radiation therapists, social workers, dieticians, and a wide range of other healthcare professionals who meet regularly to discuss medical care and support for our cancer patients. Our team includes specialists in the following areas of cancer treatment:

The radiologist determines the extent of the cancer using mammography, ultrasound, and CT scan. They may also perform image-guided biopsies to help with the diagnosis process.

Pathologists work in a medical laboratory, where they examine tissue samples, cells, and body fluids for traces of cancer.

Medical Oncologists
Medical oncologists are the main providers of care during your cancer treatment. Together with you and your family, they will determine the course of treatment. They also prescribe chemotherapy and other anti-cancer drugs.

Surgeons remove tumors and surrounding tissue during surgery. They also perform biopsies to aid in determining the diagnosis and extent of disease. 

Radiation Oncologist
The radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancer utilizing radiation therapy during treatment to stop the growth of cancer cells.

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon
A plastic/reconstructive surgeons perform reconstructive surgery following treatment of cancers of the breast, extremities, head and neck, torso, and skin 

Cancer Patient Navigator
The Cancer Treatment Center provides the services of a cancer patient navigator, who guides breast cancer patients through each step of the treatment process. She also works with the multi-disciplinary team to provide for the educational, emotional, and social needs of a patient and his/her family in coping with a breast cancer diagnosis.

Social Worker
Oncology social workers offer educational and psychological support to people who have been diagnosed with cancer. They recommend educational programs related to cancer, and provide assistance in meeting the complex and often difficult emotional needs involved with cancer treatment and recovery.