Cancer Center | Ivinson Memorial Hospital

Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center

137 2018 Cancer Center Group 5
direct line
(307) 742-7586

Monday – Friday except holidays

8:00am – 5:00pm by appointment only

Support groups

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Loca­tion: Ivin­son Memo­r­ial Hospi­tal
Date: 4th Wednes­day of every month
Time: 12:00pm

CARE­GIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Loca­tion: Eppson Center for Seniors
Date: 2nd Thurs­day of every month
Time: 11:45am

When you hear the word Cancer” there may be a million things running through your mind. We all share the same ques­tions and fears when you or a loved one has been diag­nosed with cancer.

  • Why me?”
  • What does this mean?”
  • What will happen next?”
  • What kind of treat­ment will I need?”
  • Where do I go for treatment?”

Our oncol­ogy team is comprised of highly trained indi­vid­u­als who have dedi­cated their lives and careers to caring for patients with cancer. From the moment you walk into the modern center you real­ize you are in a true care center. 

Twenty years ago, a diag­no­sis of cancer meant being admit­ted into the hospi­tal, or being sent to large Cancer Centers far away from home to receive treat­ments. Today, a diag­no­sis of cancer does not mean a major disrup­tion to your life or daily activ­i­ties and the major­ity of all cancer care can be provided close to home. 

The caring and compas­sion­ate staff at the Mered­ith and Jean­nie Ray Cancer Center under­stands your fears. They will help you under­stand the process and answer all your ques­tions. When you choose the Mered­ith and Jean­nie Ray Cancer Center, you become part of a family. A family that offers exten­sive support and knowl­edge to help you and your loved ones cope with and treat the cancer. 

what is cancer

An indi­vid­ual devel­ops cancer when his or her cells rapidly divide and form new cells that the body does not need result­ing in a mass of extra cells called a growth or tumor. Tumors can be benign (non-cancer­ous) or malig­nant (cancer­ous). Benign tumors can often be removed and are rarely a health threat.

The cancer­ous cells in malig­nant tumors will continue to divide and grow until they damage surround­ing tissues and organs. They can also spread to other organs and areas of the body; this is called metas­ta­sis.

Cancer devel­ops over time and can be caused by a vari­ety of factors includ­ing lifestyle, hered­ity, and envi­ron­ment. Your physi­cian will discuss the possi­ble risk factors of cancer with you, as well as suggest an appro­pri­ate screen­ing program.

Cancer treat­ment has changed dramat­i­cally over the past decade and researchers continue to make advance­ments in the field. New ther­a­pies are emerg­ing constantly and you and your oncol­o­gist will discuss the best course of treat­ment.

There are many sources for cancer infor­ma­tion. We have collected reli­able sources and infor­ma­tion avail­able for you. Please ask a cancer center member for addi­tional information. 

features & services

  • Board-certi­fied radi­a­tion and medical oncologists 
  • Joint Commis­sion Accreditation 
  • Radi­a­tion oncol­ogy consultation 
  • Hema­tol­ogy and medical oncol­ogy consultation 
  • Certi­fied nurses and radi­a­tion ther­a­pists special­iz­ing in the care of cancer patients
  • Nutri­tional counseling 
  • Social service counseling 
  • Cancer educa­tion and support group 
  • Educa­tion resources library 
  • Reha­bil­i­ta­tive services
  • Labo­ra­tory services 
  • Commu­nity screen­ing programs
  • Inte­gra­tive medicine 
  • Multi­dis­ci­pli­nary Tumor Board 
  • Tumor registry
  • Family support options

Cancer Center providers