Cancer Care

A uniquely innovative approach to cancer care

When it comes to cancer, you want your health in the hands of the region’s most renowned cancer treatment team. We provide the best care, closer to home, with more innovation, compassion, and hope for a positive outcome.

We use state-of-the-art treatments and technology, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Our Radiation Oncology program at The Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology, an acknowledgement of the high practice standards you can count on.

The Medical Center at Bowling Green has also earned three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), maintaining national accreditation since 2004. When cancer patients choose to seek care locally at a CoC-accredited cancer center, they are gaining access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home.

Your cancer care at Med Center Health is backed by affiliations with some of the country’s finest organizations, such as the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. This renowned institution is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and recently achieved NCI’s highest honor — Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation.

As a member of the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network and the UK Markey Cancer Center Research Network, we bring the most advanced cancer care available to Southcentral Kentucky. In addition to collaborating in ground-breaking research, we can provide access to additional specialty and subspecialty physicians and care, including clinical trials and advanced technology, while allowing you to stay close to home for most treatments.

Surgical cancer care is offered through Med Center Health Surgical Oncology. The practice is led by board-certified and fellowship-trained surgical oncologist Prejesh Philips, M.D., who is affiliated with UofL Physicians. Dr. Philips sees patients in Bowling Green for consultation, pre-op and post-op appointments, with surgeries performed in Louisville.

Med Center Health takes your cancer as personally as you do. We offer patients the services of a patient navigator — a trained professional dedicated to helping guide you through the complex healthcare system.

In every way possible, we make your fight our fight. So you can be confident you’re getting the very best care, for the very best opportunity for a positive outcome.

Cancer Treatments and services

Doctor Heltsley and Richard Simpson. Photo by Joe Imel.
But I already quite. Even if you have quit smoking, cancer can appear. A lung cancer screening test can save your life.

Common Cancers and Disorders we treat

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphedema
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Other

This list is not exhaustive. Contact us to find our how we can help with your specific treatment needs.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Lung Cancer and Screenings

HPV Awareness

Med Center Health Breast Clinic

Prostate Cancer Awareness

UV Awareness

Cancer Annual Report