Maybe it’s your mom…or your best friend. Maybe it’s the next door neighbor. Maybe your child’s teacher. Maybe… it’s you. Cancer affects most of us at some point in our lives. The good news is the sooner cancer is detected and treated, the better the chances of surviving and resuming your life for many years.
Since opening in 1993, the Regional Health-John Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute has provided care for thousands of patients. Conveniently located adjacent to Regional Health Rapid City Hospital, Regional Health-John Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute provides inpatient and outpatient oncology services, supportive laboratory and imaging services, as well as services for related clinical research trials.
We believe strong communication between cancer specialists, family physicians, referring specialists and supportive service providers provides optimal cancer care. We continually review and update our techniques and technologies to provide the most leading edge cancer therapies. Our long-standing relationships with nationally renowned research groups allows us to offer some of the latest emerging therapies.
The detection of cancer is often made through various types of imaging techniques. Various types of laboratory tests and imaging techniques are used during and after cancer treatment to monitor tumor response to treatment and to watch for potential side effects. For your convenience, many services such as laboratory test such as tumor markers, organ function monitors, or blood counts services are provided on-site at the Regional Health John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute. In addition, Regional Health Rapid City Hospital’s Medical Imaging Services department provides general imaging services such as x-rays, MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging), CT scans (computerized tomography), PET scans (which measure cellular activity), nuclear medicine tests, ultrasounds or mammograms. It is important that the tests are scheduled in time for results to be available before your appointment at the Regional Health John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute.