Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center

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

Monday – Friday except holidays

8:00am – 5:00pm by appointment only

Support Groups

TACK­LING CAN­CER TOGETHER

  • Who: Any­one touched by cancer
  • Loca­tion: Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal Can­cer Cen­ter Edu­ca­tion Room
  • Date: 1st Wednes­day of every month
  • Time: 5:15 pm

CARE­GIV­ER SUP­PORT GROUP

  • What: Com­mu­ni­ty sup­port offered by pro­fes­sion­al facil­i­ta­tors unaf­fil­i­at­ed with Ivinson
  • Loca­tion: Epp­son Cen­ter for Seniors
  • Date: 2nd Thurs­day of every month
  • Time: 11:45 am

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. 

our team

Abby
Patient Care Tech
Amanda
Registered Nurse
Amy
Director
Angie
Registered Nurse
Carter
Patient Care Tech
Cheryl
Registered Nurse
Erin
Registered Nurse
Evan
Radiation Therapist
Erinn
Radiation Therapist
Hannah
Registered Nurse
Kristy
Office Coordinator
Lawrence
Registered Nurse
Lily
Social Worker
Rachel
Registered Nurse
Rebecca
Registered Nurse
Sueann
Patient Care Technician
Tina
Registered Nurse

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