Mercy’s C.H. Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center is home to the latest in cancer technology and treatment, including daVinci robotic-assisted surgery and the Springfield, MO, area’s only TomoTherapy and Cyberknife treatment options. What’s more, our team of expert physicians and staff work to bring you a higher level of patient care, including cancer prevention and early detection strategies, education and support services, with the potential for promising clinical trials and research. Patients and families have access to the Cancer Resource Center, which provides ongoing educational, emotional, nutritional, practical and spiritual support.
Accredited as a Community Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer. Mercy is also proud to have been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The BICOE designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
Mercy has the nation’s sixth St. Jude-affiliated pediatric hematology/oncology clinic, serving children in Springfield, MO, and throughout southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas. Being a St. Jude affiliate site allows us to enroll patients in St. Jude’s world-famous clinical research trials – right here at Mercy Children’s Hospital Springfield.
The Lung Cancer Alliance has named Mercy a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening.
We’re the only cancer center in the region to offer this noninvasive alternative to open surgery. Cyberknife treats cancerous and noncancerous tumors throughout the body, including in the head, spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. This painless treatment delivers high-dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy.
C.H. Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center offers a variety of recommended cancer screenings to help detect cancer at early stages. Cancer screening greatly improves the odds of early detection, which can lead to less invasive and more successful treatment because cancer has not had a chance to spread.
The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms for women beginning at the age of 45. We offer screening and diagnostic mammograms (including 3D Mammography) with expert follow-up care. Visit our Springfield breast center to schedule yours today.
You can visit us at one of our scheduled mobile mammogram bus locations, or arrange to have us visit your business, community organization or church group to provide fast and professional screenings on-site. The screening takes just 15 minutes and is performed by registered female technologists from Mercy Breast Center.
Lung cancer symptoms may not show up until an advanced stage. Screening with a low-dose CT (LDCT) can detect lung cancer earlier than ever, which can improve the chances of surviving. It’s recommended for people age 55-77 with risk factors for lung cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends annual colorectal cancer screening beginning at the age of 45. Mercy primary care doctors and colon specialists in Springfield can help determine which screening test is best for you. Colorectal cancer can be hereditary and genetic testing is available.
Regular skin self-exams are the best way to spot changes to moles, freckles and other skin marks between regular medical exams with your primary care doctor.
Watch this video to learn about C-RAD, a surface-guided radiation treatment system, and how it's providing more opportunities to improve our use of radiation therapy used to treat cancer.
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