Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center

Oct 23, 2020

Cancer. When you hear that word there are probably a million and a half things running through your mind. And you may be experiencing some worry, fear, and probably have tons of questions. You may be asking, “why me?” “What does this mean? And, Where do I go from here? This week for our #featurefriday we are taking a peek at the Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center located at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. Let’s take a look at who they are, and how they can help.

The Team.

The oncology team at Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center is comprised of highly trained individuals who have dedicated their lives and careers to caring for patients with cancer. Twenty years ago, a diagnosis of cancer meant being admitted into the hospital or being sent to a large Cancer Center far from home to get the treatments needed. Today, a cancer diagnosis does not mean a major life disruption, your care can be provided close to home.

The Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center has a caring and compassionate staff that understands your fears. They will help you understand the process and answer any questions you may have. The Cancer Center family, offers extensive support and knowledge to help you and your loved ones cope with and treat cancer.

What types of treatments does the Cancer Center offer?

Radiation Oncology

The Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center offers some of the most sophisticated radiation oncology treatments in the world. The center is founded on the state-of-the-art Clinac Dual-Energy Linear Accelerator. You may be thinking, what does that mean? The Clinac Dual-Energy Linear Accelerator delivers a powerful beam of radiation to treat cancers deep within the body. This multileaf collimator sculpts the high energy beam to fit the dimensions of the tumor being treated. This treatment actually helps spare the healthy cells surrounding the unhealthy ones from exposure to radiation while enabling the radiation beam to be more powerful. Radiation therapy is now faster, safer, and more effective due to computer technology and digital imaging. This larger dose of radiation can actually kill cancerous cells, and tumors, giving patients hope for a cancer-free future.

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Medical Oncology

Patients also have access to the best cancer treatments in chemotherapy and hematology. At Ivinson they utilize the most advanced and progressive treatments that can destroy or control the growth of cancerous cells.

Treatment options include:

  • Chemotherapy administration
  • Blood administration
  • Biological response modifiers
  • Intravenous infusions
  • Injections

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Not only can the Cancer Center at Invinson Memorial Hospital answer any questions you may have, and offer the best treatment around, they also offer support groups. The first is called, “Tackling Cancer Together.” This group is available to anyone touched by cancer, and takes place in Ivinson’s Cancer Center Education Room, the first Wednesday of every month at 5:15 pm.

The second support group is for Caregivers. This group offers community support offered by professional facilitators unaffiliated with Ivinson. The group meets at the Eppson Center for Seniors on the second Thursday of every month at 11:45 am.

The Breast Boutique

The Breast Boutique is located inside the Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center and is there to provide specialty services and products for post-surgical breast cancer patients. Patients can be properly fitted with breast prostheses from a certified mastectomy fitter and they also offer wigs!

If you have questions about any type of cancer, treatment options, or are interested in more information, here are all the ways to contact the Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center, and where to find them on social media. Make sure to stop by and give them alike!

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