Cancer Care at St. James Healthcare

Cancer may make you feel like you’ve lost control. We’ll put you back in charge of your life with proven therapies and the latest science, keeping you close to home and the people who help you stay strong.

SJBCommCancerLogoCommission on Cancer Accredited Program

CoC-accredited cancer programs offer their patients with cancer comprehensive care including:

  • Quality care close to home
  • A multidisciplinary, team approach
  • Information and education
  • Patient-centered services
  • Options for genetic assessment and counseling, and palliative care services
  • Care monitoring and quality improvement
  • Treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines
  • Clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Follow-up care
  • Patient tracking through the cancer data system

How we diagnose and treat cancer

Our specialists are skilled in treating all types of cancer and create personalized care plans, which often combine treatments to give you the best outcome.

Supporting patients and families

We know that life is busy and you need us to help you navigate your cancer journey. From making your first screening appointment, to understanding your cancer diagnosis, to treatment and beyond, our team is here to guide you every step of the way.

Cancer services and treatments

Our comprehensive services for cancer begin with prevention and screening. To detect and monitor cancer, we offer advanced technology, including:

  • Tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) – Provides a more complete picture of the breast and can better reveal early-stage or hard-to-find cancers
  • A 64-slice PET/CT scan – Enables radiologists to see a more accurate picture of abnormal cell growth

Our team of cancer specialists creates personalized treatment plans for every patient. Your plan may include one or a combination of these approaches:

Your treatment may include the Trilogy linear accelerator, advanced technology that lets us attack tumors and malignancies with precision, while protecting nearby healthy tissue. This technology is used for specific radiation therapies, including 3-D conformal radiation (3D-CRT) and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT).

Supportive care, such as nutrition counseling, may be used in conjunction with treatments based on your preference.

Types of cancer

We treat all cancers regardless of type and stage. Here are some of the most common:

What to expect

Everything we do aims to extend or maximize each precious life we encounter. We’re here to provide you the latest treatments available today, delivered by medical professionals focused on you and your needs. We work with you to provide the physical, emotional and spiritual support you need most—including taking the time to listen when you want to talk and providing information when you’re seeking answers.

Our cancer team

As a trusted hospital in Southwest Montana for more than 130 years, we appreciate the value of taking care of your health close to where you live. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of cancer care doctors and staff members who live and work in Butte and are passionate about providing high-quality care right in your backyard. Our team’s goal is to empower and encourage you to be an active participant in your care. We also have a dedicated resource library for you and the people who love you.

Navigating through the process

From support groups to financial assistance, our teams are readily available to help you navigate your cancer care and makes sense of what can be overwhelming and complex.

Hear from patients who’ve been there

Sometimes the most comforting words are from fellow cancer survivors. Hear from patients who’ve fought cancer and won.

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