Avera St. Luke's Cancer Care
Our Cancer Care Center is located at 620 Third Ave. SE, Aberdeen, SD, on the north side of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital.
New Cancer Institute Planned
Avera St. Luke's Hospital is working on plans to build an $11 million cancer center that will offer expanded services, attract cancer specialists to the area and solidify Aberdeen's reputation as a regional cancer treatment hub. Avera St. Luke's is very excited to move into this next generation of cancer care services.
Latest Technology for the Best Treatment
Avera St. Luke’s Hospital is the region’s leader in cancer care. Because of our Avera ‘connectedness,’ we have access to research and treatment advances through the Avera Cancer Institute.
Avera St. Luke's Cancer Care Center is a radiation therapy treatment center staffed with experienced professionals and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. We're pleased to provide you with the best in radiation treatment close to home.
Accredited Cancer Program
Avera St. Luke's Cancer Program has received accreditation approval from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This is the "Hallmark of Excellence" awarded to cancer care programs that have made a commitment to providing high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary patient-centered care. This puts Avera St. Luke's in an elite group of cancer care providers.
Cancer Program Annual Report
Our 2011-2012 Cancer Program Annual Report is now available online.
'Awaken' exercise class for cancer survivors
“Awaken,” an exercise class for cancer survivors, is offered at 2:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday afternoons at Avera St. Luke’s Therapy Center. A physician's order is needed; cost is $30 month. Vicki Holley, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer with a Cancer Exercise Specialist advanced qualification, leads the classes. She also teachers class in Tai Chi and Ai Chi and leads a warm water specialty class. For more information or to register, call 605-622-5979 or 605-622-5878.
- Dr. Richard Conklin, MD, a medical oncologist
- Dr. Eric Mendoza, MD, a radiation oncologist
- Certified medical dosimetrist
- Radiation therapists
- Registered nurses
- Radiologic technologists
Our sophisticated Varian 21EX linear accelerator produces and delivers high doses of radiation to destroy certain cancer and can perform specialized treatments such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).
We have state-of-the-art GE computed tomography scanners that give patients and health care professionals faster and high quality, more detailed images of the human body.
Avera St. Luke’s Cancer Care Center provides a range of cancer services in one convenient location. Learn more about specialty services we offer including:
- Specialized treatments
- Surgical services
- Cancer support and services
Avera St. Luke’s Imaging Center
Our Imaging Center in Avera St. Luke's Healthcare Plaza offers the best and latest imaging technology, including full-field, direct digital mammography and DEXA bone densitometry, all in one convenient location, 820 First Ave. SE in Aberdeen, SD.
We offer the only certified diagnostic mammography within 200 miles of Aberdeen. Our mammograms are ‘double-read’; that means each image is read by two on-site radiologists.
Avera St. Luke's Imaging Center is a free-standing facility, providing easy accessibility. The Imaging Center, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, also offers ultrasound, CT exams, bone density tests and direct radiology (X-ray) services, all available on an outpatient basis, without having to navigate through the hospital.
General Cancer or Resource Links
Prescription Drug Assistance
Specific Cancer Resources
Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Young Breast Cancer Survivors