Not that long ago, a diagnosis of cancer often meant giving up hope for a long, happy and productive life. Today, however, advances in research mean a variety of cancers that were once thought incurable are on the way to being irradiated, and groundbreaking treatments are more effective with fewer and less severe side effects.
At the Bourland Cancer Center, you will have an expert team by your side to fight cancer. We have board-certified oncologists and surgeons in cancer care, as well as nurses and other clinicians that are working every day to care for our patients.
Additionally, our cancer center was specifically designed to meet the needs of cancer patients to ensure the most convenient and comfortable care, close to home, so patients can focus on healing and recovery.
Also located in the cancer center, our oncology clinic offers evaluation and ongoing treatment for patients with cancer and a variety of blood disorders.
Nurses administer chemotherapy treatments according to protocols as ordered and approved by the provider, while providing additional educational, emotional and supportive care. A board-certified hematologist-oncologist reviews all cases regarding the need for chemotherapy, radiation therapy or other necessary treatment of the cancer patient, while personally supervising all therapy.
In addition, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare offers a cancer support group that meets once a month to provide information and support to cancer patients and their family members.
Our oncology and hematology specialists are known throughout central Missouri as experts in their fields, providing state-of-the-art treatment in a comfortable setting, close to where our patients live.
Using the latest technology and advances in research, our experienced team of nurse navigators, professional providers, and hospital support groups helps guide patients through their cancer journey with customized treatment programs.
And coming soon, we will have more reasons than ever to be hopeful about our ability to fight cancer right here in central Missouri.
Later this year, we will be completing the Dr. James and JoAnn Bourland Radiation Oncology at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare. This new facility will enable us to provide close-to-home access to comprehensive cancer care.
Modern cancer treatment is often a combination of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and other therapies. The opening of the Bourland Radiation Oncology Center is especially important because many radiation plans require patients to have a procedure as often as once per day for varying periods of time. With our new radiation oncology center close to where you live, these brief procedures become almost an errand compared to an hours-long daily trek to a larger city for care.
Equipped with the latest in radiation technologies and staffed with highly trained specialists, the addition of the Bourland Radiation Oncology Center will provide us with a comprehensive range of advanced cancer care.
At GVMH, our Golden Standard of Cancer Care offers you the top cancer experts and staff, personalized care and medical technologies you need — only closer.