Cancer Center / Oncology

Cancer Center / Oncology

Cancer care at Truman Medical Centers brings new hope to patients through the use of the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services. Multidisciplinary teams of highly skilled professionals combine cutting-edge technologies with compassionate care -- setting new standards in cancer treatment.

The Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Center

The new Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Center offers the latest in equipment and technology to help fight the disease.

Bloch Cancer Center

Designed to maximize patient comfort and convenience, the Center includes:

  • Private and semi-private infusion bays – for receiving treatment
  • Resource Area – with printed materials and computer access to research your diagnosis
  • Social Worker – to assist with home care needs and planning
  • Financial Resource Counselor – to work with each patient to access payment sources that best serve you
  • Clinical Psychologist - to schedule appointments for those wanting help with stress relief techniques and other aspects of coping with the healthcare journey you are on
  • Appearance boutique – where you are assisted in finding a wig or prosthetic to fit your personal needs

The Center is home to the Hematology Clinic, Medical Oncology Clinic, Adult Hemophilia Clinic, Anti-Coagulation Clinics, Patient Navigation Center and the Oncology Research Office.

Services include: Staff physician and Fellow clinics throughout each week, chemotherapy, biotherapy and immunotherapy, blood and blood product transfusions, phlebotomy and bone marrow biopsies.
Center hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For information, call 816-404-4375.

Patient Navigator

Patient Navigator is a free service that can help you or your loved one through cancer diagnosis and treatment. Patient Navigator provides:

  • Emotional support and guidance
  • Help for patients to navigate through cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Help with transportation to and from appointments
  • Cell phones, for those who do not have telephone access to their provider
  • Nutritional supplements for those struggling with the side effects of treatment
  • Information on treatment, side effects of medication, hair loss, nutrition and more

For more information about Patient Navigator, call 816-404-4050.

Midwest Cancer Alliance

The Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) is a network of hospitals and research organizations throughout Kansas and western Missouri, united to bring leading-edge clinical trials, screening tools and educational opportunities to the region.

Through this partnership, TMC patients have access to a number of clinical trials, which are key to discovering new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. Patients who enroll in these clinical trials can continue to receive their care at TMC.

Oncology Social Work Services

Oncology social workers specialize in helping patients and families who are facing a cancer diagnosis. These social workers are uniquely qualified to offer such interventions based on academic preparation, clinical experience, and specialized knowledge of the cancer experience. TMC provides a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in oncology to provide services to our cancer patients, both in the hospital and at home.

Patients and families facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis, benefit from counseling interventions and a comprehensive evaluation of their psychosocial needs. Services provided to our patients/ families include psychosocial assessment of needs, supportive counseling to aid in the adjustment to illness, grief/ bereavement counseling, financial assistance, discharge planning, placements and information/ referral to community resources. For further information, please call 816-404-3200.

Cancer Registry

TMC's Cancer Registry is responsible for collection, management, analysis and reporting of patients diagnosed with cancer, and is active with helping the Medical Centers maintain its certification with the Commission on Cancer.

Using special software, the registry collects demographic data, diagnostic and treatment information on more than 5,300 cases diagnosed since 1995. The registry also provides lifelong follow-up on a patient. The registry has maintained a 92 percent rate following 2,000 patients throughout the United States. Data housed in the registry is often requested by physicians and staff for use in research and administration for grant support.  For more information about the Cancer Registry, please call 816-404-0091.

Making an appointment

  • Picture ID
  • Insurance cards
  • Referral from your primary care physician (if required by your insurance plan)
  • Co-payment (if required by your insurance plan)

Parking is available in our building at 2310 Holmes, however, plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early to ensure you find a parking space.

You are welcome to bring a family member or friend with you to your appointment.

For an appointment or more information, call 816-404-4375.



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