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Medical Oncology and Hematology

At Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center, our team is committed to working with you to determine which therapy or combination of therapies will work best to meet your specific needs. Our board-certified hematologist and oncologist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of blood diseases and cancers.

Our experienced staff individualizes your treatment plan to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality care during your treatments, utilizing the most current cancer treatment methods.

Three of the most common treatment methods include:

Chemotherapy

Many people are familiar with the term chemotherapy, which most often refers to the administration of a combination of drugs that destroy cancer cells. For some patients, chemotherapy may cure cancer; for others, it may simply keep cancer from spreading further. It can be used in combination with other treatments, such as radiation.

Hormone Therapy

Hormones are powerful, naturally occurring chemicals that are important for the function of our physiological processes – such as metabolism. In some people, however, they actually spur cancer growth. If hormones are found to be the cause of tumor growth, your oncologist may administer a drug to slow the hormone and thereby prohibit further growth.

Targeted Cell Therapy & Immunotherapy

Using drugs or other substances, targeted cancer therapy does what its name suggests: focus specifically on the molecules that cause or increase cancer growth in cells. By targeting these molecules, the division of cells can no longer continue. In addition, some targeted therapies encourage the patient’s own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells. Most of these therapies have less side-effects than the tradition chemotherapy.

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  • "My wife (Gerie Helton) and I traveled to Cody for our anniversary trip to Yellowstone National Park. On September 23, 2018 which would have been the first day of our trip she dislocated her left hip ( which had been replaced in 2009 0r 2010) while putting on her socks ( of all things.) We were staying at the Sunrise Motor Inn which fortunately was a short ambulance ride to your emergency room. The experience we had beginning with the EMT's who responded to the ambulance call, to the emergency room, and the next day on the second floor of your fine hospital is what ..."

    - Terry
  • "ER department went to great lengths to make this "out of towner" feel comfortable. Dr. Polley and Nurse Sarah were very professional and had a great bedside manner. It was my worst asthma attack and I felt very confident that I was getting top notch care."

    - Kelly
  • "Had to bring my daughter for a shoulder injury, on July 4th. I was thoroughly impressed. The staff was absolutely great, very friendly and compassionate. They took great care of my daughter and explained the diagnosis and discharge orders with great detail. I only wish our ER back home could be this professional. I know this is a smaller town and more tight knit, but this hospital/ER could set an example for the rest of the country. Thanks to the staff, physician and PA for the excellent care."

    - Chris
  • "I was a walk in patient on 5/29/18. I had been sick for several days while on a month long motorhome trip. The reception staff was friendly and efficient. I was seen quickly by the PA on duty, Robert Lang. He listened to me, did an exam, diagnosed my illness as acute bronchitis, and prescribed the necessary medication. I was feeling better in just a few days which enabled me to enjoy the remainder of my trip. I was sick and a long way from home so I really appreciated the excellent and friendly care that I received."

    - Bill