Cancer types and Markey's specialty treatment teams
The complexity of cancer involves many different branches of medicine. The UK Markey Cancer Center has developed a variety of specialized multidisciplinary teams to evaluate and treat the disease, which means that physicians and nurses from multiple specialties work together with each patient to develop the best treatment plan for their particular circumstances.
More than 100 different types of cancer exist, and each type of cancer must be treated differently at different stages of disease. The Markey Cancer Center's expert teams are committed to developing new and more advanced ways to fight cancer and utilizing breakthrough technology to maintain and improve patients' quality of life.
This approach gives the patient and family a coordinated "second opinion," yields a variety of options for a comprehensive treatment plan, and moves patients into active treatment more quickly.
Brain cancer treatment
Treating cancers of the brain and spinal cord.
Breast cancer treatment
Treating male and female forms of breast cancer.
Gastrointestinal cancer treatment
Treating cancers of the colon, rectum, anus, liver, pancreas, stomach and esophagus.
Genitourinary cancer treatment
Treating cancers of the kidney, prostate and bladder.
Gynecologic cancer treatment
Treating cancers of the ovary, cervix, vagina and vulva.
Head and neck cancer treatment
Treating cancers of the lips, tongue, mouth, pharynx and larynx.
Hematologic cancer treatment
Treating leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, blood and marrow transplants and hematology.
Liver cancer treatment
Treating cancers of the liver and bile duct, and cancers that have spread to the liver.
Lung and thoracic cancer treatment
Treating cancers of the lungs, esophagus and chest.
Treating and researching solid tumor cancers.
Treating melanoma, sarcoma and other skin cancers.
Musculoskeletal cancer treatment
Treating bone tumors, soft tissue sarcomas and metastatic diseases of bone.
Neuroendocrine cancer team
Treating neuroendocrine tumors.
Pediatric cancer treatment
Treating leukemia, lymphoma and other childhood cancers.
Thyroid cancer treatment
Treating cancers of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal system.