Otto Klein Cancer Center

A cancer diagnosis can be traumatic. We know how difficult it can be to cope with your illness while coordinating the time, transportation and financial resources needed for your cancer treatment, especially if you live in a rural area. That’s why the Otto Klein Cancer Center is here to provide you and your family with high-quality and convenient chemotherapy treatment right here in Polson.

The Otto Klein Cancer Center offers cancer treatment that fits your unique needs. Our team is here for you every step of the way on your journey from diagnosis through survivorship.

1918.2 miles away
406-728-2539
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tue: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Otto Klein Cancer Center

A cancer diagnosis can be traumatic. We know how difficult it can be to cope with your illness while coordinating the time, transportation and financial resources needed for your cancer treatment, especially if you live in a rural area. That’s why the Otto Klein Cancer Center is here to provide you and your family with high-quality and convenient chemotherapy treatment right here in Polson.

The Otto Klein Cancer Center offers cancer treatment that fits your unique needs. Our team is here for you every step of the way on your journey from diagnosis through survivorship.

1918.2 miles away
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tue: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Our cancer specialists offer screenings and treatments for a variety of cancers. Our services include:

  • Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy/Targeted therapy
  • Colonoscopies
  • Mammograms
  • Post-op services
  • Surgical options
  • Tele-palliative care
  • Ultrasounds

We offer access to clinical trials through the Pacific Cancer Research Consortium. We have a research coordinator who can help your doctor determine if you qualify for participation in a clinical research trial.

Our care team includes an onsite surgeon who is supported by a weekly medical oncology clinic, as well as:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Oncology-certified RNs
  • Palliative care providers (telehealth)
  • Registered dieticians
  • Registered breast navigators
  • Spiritual care providers

Each week, physicians from the Montana Cancer Center at St. Patrick Hospital travel to Polson to provide cancer treatment to patients at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Together, we help patients like you stay at home in Lake County for much of your cancer care.

Dr. Otto Klein was grateful for the high-quality cancer treatment he received at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, but he wanted to have the quality of the surroundings match the amazing level of care.

With generous donations from his loved ones, the Otto Klein Cancer Center opened in March 2011.

The third floor of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center was completely remodeled. It now includes two exam rooms, two treatment rooms with enough space for eight patients, a waiting area for families that includes a kitchen and supportive care counseling to help patients and families.

Why Choose Us for Your Cancer Care?

At Providence, we see the life in you. We know how important family celebrations and special occasions can be. Together let’s finish cancer so you don’t have to miss any of these moments.

We know that every patient is unique. No two patients – or their treatment plans – are alike. This is why we take a highly personalized approach to cancer care, and we always put our patients first. Our expert clinicians work with you to develop a specialized treatment plan that fits your and your family’s needs, because we know this results in the best outcomes.

As our patient, you and your loved ones are supported by an entire care team throughout your treatment journey. Our board-certified medical oncologists use the most advanced techniques in your diagnosis and treatment. They work closely with an extensive team that includes nurse navigators, specialists and other caregivers who provide a range of support services – from prevention and education to nutrition, integrative medicine and counseling.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we never turn a patient away. Instead, we work harder to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you're at.

When you become a patient at Providence, you become part of a collaborative cancer-care network that often exceeds national measures for patient outcomes. This network includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of this network, combined with the expertise of your local team, means you’re getting the best, most compassionate care. And if you need to meet with a specialist outside your area, we’ve got telehealth technology to help. Our network is one of the reasons 50,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Providence each year.

Providence cancer research provides options, and hope, for patients seeking advanced procedures and therapies. We’re proud of our long history of pioneering clinical trials, research and evidence-based therapies. We established the first cancer-care center west of the Mississippi. We also have over 90 years of radiation research. Among other groundbreaking firsts: We led the international trial of the first immunotherapy to be approved for patients with melanoma, as well as the first successful gene-engineered T-cell therapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer. As a Providence patient, you have the opportunity to participate in – or benefit from – the 1,300 new clinical trials that begin each year.

The Power of Our Network

Providence Cancer Care in Montana

Our patients are the center of everything we do:

  • Our unique patient navigator program offers navigators specific to each cancer type to assist you throughout your cancer journey.
  • Our beautiful, modern hospitals are equipped with the latest technologies.
  • We also offer robust research labs not found in local, community-focused hospitals.

Learn more about Providence cancer care in Montana

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