Surgical Oncology is mainly focused on the management of tumors, especially those of which are cancerous. Surgical oncologists diagnose, stage and treat cancer in order to help manage certain cancer-related symptoms.

Phillip B. Ley, MD, FACS, of St Dominic’s Women’s Health and Healing Center is a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist.

601-200-PINK (7465)

Jackson Oncology Associates has an office conveniently located in St. Dominic’s Cancer Center. The group has extensive training in Internal Medicine, Oncology and Hematology and provides diagnosis and treatment on both an outpatient and inpatient basis for cancer patients as well as for patients with blood disorders such as leukemia, anemia, and low platelet count. Medical oncologists use chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and biological therapy to treat the various cancers they encounter.

(601)-974-5600

At St. Dominic’s, radiation oncology techniques including image-guided radiation thereapy (IGRT) and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to precisely deliver radiation to tumors. These procedures accurately target the tumor and tissues at risk for cancer, while sparing adjacent normal tissue. Radiation therapy offered at St. Dominic’s Cancer Center offers the latest Varian technology and treatment machines with multileaf collimation and real-time treatment Portal imaging.

St. Dominic’s Cancer Center has been performing stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) since 2001 using our innovative BrainLAB software. St. Dominic’s is unique because we use an M3 multileaf collimator (MLC), which shapes a radiation beam to the shape of the tumor from each perspective. The radiation beam is molded to the shape of the tumor from every angle – which targets the highest dose of radiation into the tumor, sparing the healthy tissue around it. Radiation Oncology of Mississippi has offices conveniently located in St. Dominic’s Cancer Center and is staffed by Dr. Sidney A. Johnson and Dr. Eric Balfour.

(601)-200-3070

Gynecological oncology provides comprehensive treatment for women diagnosed with a malignancy of the genital tract. These include cancers of the ovary, uterus, cervix, fallopian tube, vulva, and vagina. St. Dominic’s team of gynecological oncologists is subspecialty trained physicians in the board-certified division of gynecological oncology. Each of our physicians trained for three additional years beyond residency in advanced pelvic surgery, chemotherapy and comprehensive cancer care.

Located in St. Dominic’s convenient West Medical Tower, St. Dominic’s Surgical group provides outpatient and inpatient chemotherapy, in addition to both inpatient and outpatient surgery for women who have been diagnosed with a gynecologic malignancy or who have signs and symptoms of one of these cancers. The group was the first in Mississippi to perform the minimally-invasive DaVinci hysterectomy.

(601)-200-4970

The Lymphedema Therapy Clinic at St. Dominic’s Cancer Center is staffed by experienced professionals with advanced training and certification from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. Our lymphedema team provides therapy to improve the condition of lymphedema – swelling of a body parts – that can be caused by trauma, cancer treatment, venous insufficiency or other factors which cause excessive swelling. For more information see the Lymphedema section under Technological Advances.

(601)-200-6620

Your radiation therapy team consists of the following health care providers:

  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Radiation Physics and Dosimetry Team
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Radiation Nurses

Each individual is highly trained and certified in their specific areas of expertise. These individuals work together to develop the course of treatment and delivery that is prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist.