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A Team Approach to Cancer Treatment

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As the largest cancer treatment provider in northwest Arizona, KRMC's WL Nugent Cancer Center offers skilled expertise combined with some of modern medicine’s most advanced technologies in treating cancer. These capabilities enable us to provide highly effective treatment and exceptional care for all types of cancer, including complex and advanced-stage cases.

Because fighting cancer frequently involves multiple treatments, KRMC patients are often relieved to find that advanced care is available close to home. Our Cancer Center is located on the Kingman Regional Medical Center campus in the Medical Professional Center building.

Award-winning patient care

In 2019, the WL Nugent Cancer Center (formerly known as KRMC Cancer Center) received national recognition with the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award. This award honors top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above in patient experience. The Guardian of Excellence Award is based on actual patient feedback. For four consecutive quarters prior to the 2019 award, KRMC Cancer Center patients rated their experience higher than 95% of patients at thousands of healthcare institutions nationwide.

Conditions treated:

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colon/Rectum Cancer
  • Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
  • Esophagus Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Hodgkin Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal (Throat) Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Multiple Myeloma 
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcoma (Adult Soft Tissue Cancer)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer

Treatment capabilities:

Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses powerful chemicals to kill fast-growing cancer cells in your body. Many different chemotherapy drugs are available and can be used alone or in combination to treat a wide variety of cancers. Depending on the type and stage of your cancer, some chemotherapy drugs can be taken orally, while others are given through a vein in your arm (intravenously) or through an implanted port. Chemotherapy may also be combined with radiation therapy to treat certain cancers. Our cancer center currently offers various direct delivery methods of chemotherapy, including intrathecal and intravesicle administration.

Immunotherapy is a treatment that uses your own body’s immune system to fight cancer. This treatment can work in a couple ways: by stimulating your own immune system to work better, or by giving you man-made components to supplement your natural immune system. Immunotherapy can be used by itself or with other forms of treatment.

Radiation therapy
Radiation therapy at KRMC involves some of modern medicine’s most advanced technology to generate beams of high-energy radiation that precisely target cancer cells at the tumor site. The goal of radiotherapy is to destroy these cancer cells with as little harm as possible to nearby healthy tissue. Radiation causes some cancer cells to die immediately after treatment, but most die because the radiation damages the chromosomes and DNA within the cells, which keeps them from dividing and growing.

Clinical Trials

Our physicians and clinical staff are passionate about providing our patients with the latest innovations in cancer care. We have partnered with the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), a national network dedicated to bringing cancer clinical trials to people in their own communities. As an NCORP Community Site, KRMC has expanded access to cutting-edge cancer clinical trials on cancer management, prevention, screening, and cancer care delivery.

We are currently enrolling patients for the following clinical trials:

•    Colorectal Cancer
•    Liver & Biliary Tract Cancers
•    Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
•    Lymphoma (CLL/SLL/FL)
•    Melanoma
•    Myeloma
•    Neuroendocrine Tumors
•    Prostate Cancer
•    Triple-negative Breast Cancer

Learn more about KRMC's clinical trials for cancer. 

Other services:

At KRMC's WL Nugent Cancer Center, we are committed to the wellbeing of our patients. We use a “total care” approach that addresses the whole person. Along with our advanced cancer treatments, we provide:

  • Pain management
  • Specialized dietary counseling
  • Counseling and emotional support
  • Social services
  • Survivorship planning