Cancer Care and Infusion Center
As soon as you learn that you or a family member has cancer, the journey begins. The care and support you receive during your journey are important. We will help you cope with the challenges along the way.
In collaboration with the UK Markey Cancer Center, Rockcastle Regional Hospital offers chemotherapy treatment and cancer care services close to home in Mount Vernon, KY. The chemotherapy suite located in the Outpatient Services Center includes eight chemotherapy bays furnished with recliners and flat-screen televisions and two private rooms. Chemotherapy treatments are available Monday through Friday.
UK Markey Cancer Center medical oncologists are available weekly to answer any questions and monitor you or your loved one’s treatment. Nurses specializing in chemotherapy administration are certified by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and trained by the Markey Cancer Center. These nurses have extensive knowledge and experience providing cancer care to patients and are here to help you every step of the way toward recovery.
For more information or to schedule an appointment or see a provider, call 606-256-7798.
Patient Support Services
The Rockcastle Regional oncology rehabilitation program offers a holistic treatment to cancer survivors and those living with cancer. Every person with cancer has unique physical and emotional needs. Our oncology rehab program focuses on helping patients regain physical function and independence following surgical or medical treatment that may have left an individual unable to resume his or her normal lifestyle or in need of some level of assistance.
It is our objective to:
- Provide appropriate diet and nutritional counseling with dietary services.
- Improve physical condition and mobility with physical therapy.
- Use occupational therapy to assist with activities of daily living.
- Improve mental conditions by working with a social worker.
To schedule an appointment James Messer, PT, MSPT, at 606-256-2609.
Patient education and training
Our clinical staff provides various resources that will help patients and their families learn what they need to know about their cancer type and treatments. Print materials and educational presentations are available to patients and their families. We also have a computer in the chemotherapy suite specifically for cancer patients and their families to access many online resources.
Look Good, Feel Better group sessions
Volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups through practical, hands-on experience teaching cancer patients beauty tips to look good and feel better about their appearance during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Women learn about makeup, skin and nail care, and ways to deal with hair loss such as with wigs, turbans and scarves. Each woman gets a free makeup kit to use during and after the workshop.
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