Cancer treatment clinics along the Wasatch Front
At MountainStar Healthcare, we are dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive, compassionate cancer care. We offer multiple locations throughout the Wasatch Front, which offers patients high-quality care that is close to home. When you choose one of our hospitals, you gain access to a team of oncologists and radiologists that work together to provide the most effective treatment options to help you heal.
For more information about our oncology services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (801) 715-4152.
Specialized cancer care services
At MountainStar Healthcare, we understand that cancer care goes beyond traditional treatment. Because of this, we offer specialized cancer care services to help patients throughout their journey.
At our hospitals, cancer care goes beyond traditional treatment. We offer a variety of cancer support services to ensure patients receive high-quality care from diagnosis to survivorship and beyond.
Our support services include:
- Cancer rehabilitation
- Genetic counseling
- Genetic testing
- Nurse navigators
Types of cancer we treat
We treat many types of cancer, including:
- Bone cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
Our doctors are also experienced in treating metastatic cancer. Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from the original site to another area of the body.
When the cancer cells metastasize, which is called metastasis, they do not morph into another type of cancer cell. For example, lung cancer that spreads to the brain is called metastatic lung cancer. It would not be considered brain cancer. Cancer cells may spread through many different channels, such as the lymph nodes or blood vessels. All types of cancer are capable of spreading.
Cancer treatment options we offer
We provide you access to many different types of treatment so you receive the care that is right for you.
Chemotherapy, a type of infusion therapy, uses medication to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells. In some cases, more than one type of chemotherapy medication may be administered at a time as some drugs are more successful together.
Chemotherapy can be administered in a variety of ways. These include:
- Through the mouth (oral chemotherapy)
- Through the muscles (intramuscular chemotherapy)
- Though the veins (intravenous chemotherapy)
- Through the spinal canal (intrathecal chemotherapy)
Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays to treat cancer by preventing cancer cells from multiplying and growing. The goal is to stop, or at least slow, the growth of the tumor. In many cases, the tumor may be destroyed.
Surgery is another effective method of cancer treatment. Surgery may be suggested before you begin radiation or chemotherapy, or it may be recommended after the therapy has had an opportunity to shrink the tumor.