Cancer Care Close to Home

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, our team can help.

Call 406-728-2539 to request an appointment. 

Montana Cancer Center

A cancer diagnosis can hit you hard. You may feel shock, fear and anger. And you might feel unsure of where to turn for help. You can always turn to us at the Montana Cancer Center at Providence St. Patrick Hospital. We know how to fight the disease, and we know how cancer can affect every part of your life. Our board-certified cancer doctors stay up to date on the latest cancer advances and offer some of the most sophisticated treatments available.

We use a team approach to care because we know you’ll benefit most when you have the knowledge of many different specialists guiding your treatment. That includes people who will help you with the emotional, spiritual and financial challenges cancer can bring. We treat you compassionately and offer a caring environment.

1906.9 miles away
406-728-2539
406-329-5655 (Radiation Oncology)
Medical Oncology: Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Radiation Oncology: Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Montana Cancer Center

A cancer diagnosis can hit you hard. You may feel shock, fear and anger. And you might feel unsure of where to turn for help. You can always turn to us at the Montana Cancer Center at Providence St. Patrick Hospital. We know how to fight the disease, and we know how cancer can affect every part of your life. Our board-certified cancer doctors stay up to date on the latest cancer advances and offer some of the most sophisticated treatments available.

We use a team approach to care because we know you’ll benefit most when you have the knowledge of many different specialists guiding your treatment. That includes people who will help you with the emotional, spiritual and financial challenges cancer can bring. We treat you compassionately and offer a caring environment.

1906.9 miles away
406-329-5655 (Radiation Oncology)
Medical Oncology: Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Radiation Oncology: Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 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.

Treatment for cancer is personalized, depending on the type you have, its characteristics and your overall health. Your preferences and treatment goals are also important factors.

Your treatment may include one or more of the following: 

  • Biological therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Interventional radiology therapies
  • Radiation therapy, including high-dose brachytherapy, SBRT and SRS
  • Surgery
  • Targeted therapy

In addition to treatments that target your cancer, we offer these services:

  • Clinical research
  • Counseling
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • EMBERS whole person care support, survivorship program and support groups
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Genetic risk evaluation (by referral)
  • Laboratory testing
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Palliative care
  • RN cancer care program and patient navigators
  • Social work/financial counseling

From support groups, to survivorship programs and more, we offer several patient resources to help you through your cancer journey.

To save time, you may print and complete these forms and bring to your first appointment.

Our cancer navigators work with you, your family and all members of your health care team to ensure you get the care you need. They’re available to answer your questions by phone or appointment. This service is available Monday through Friday. For more information, please call 406-329-5656.

EMBERS is a comprehensive supportive services program that serves the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of cancer patients and their loved ones. The program’s name, EMBERS, represents how we care for each patient’s Emotions, Mind, Body, Environment, Relationships and Spirit.

We work with you, your loved ones, and your care team to address your individual needs and concerns among physicians, navigators, dietitians, counselors, social workers and community partners.

To learn more, download the EMBERS Program brochure.

We have a gift room where you will find new wigs, hats, “knitted knockers” and more available to cancer patients free of charge.

When you complete treatment, you enter a new phase in your cancer journey. This can be a difficult transition for some people. Our Survivorship Program aims to make it easier. Although we continue to monitor your health, we move you back to your primary care doctor for most of your medical needs. The program includes:

  • A treatment summary and care plan that is shared with you and all members of your care team
  • Resource support from our patient and nurse navigators for you and your primary care doctors
  • Support groups

You may also request referrals to services that can help with your recovery, such as smoking cessation, physical therapy and rehabilitation, psychosocial support and counseling.

Visit our video page for Survivorship Program presentations.

The support of others going through a similar experience can be very helpful when you’re dealing with cancer. We offer several cancer support groups for people in all stages of their cancer journey, including testing, treatment and follow-up. All groups are free.  

Men’s cancer discussion group

Meets 4th Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call Social Work at 406-329-5713.

Our board certified oncologists work together to provide you with the best possible cancer care. We treat many kinds of cancer and blood diseases and provide care for patients throughout Western Montana.

Oncology certified chemotherapy nurses, radiation therapy nurses, licensed practical nurses and registered medical assistants are here to answer your questions and assist administering your therapy.

  • Chaplains
  • Counselors
  • Dosimetrists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurses
  • Pathologists
  • Palliative care specialists
  • Patient navigators
  • Pharmacists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Physicists
  • Radiologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiation therapists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Social workers
  • Surgeons

Clinical trials allow researchers to evaluate new treatments for cancer and other diseases. When you participate in a trial, you may gain access to a new treatment before it’s widely available. Researchers are careful to try to make their studies as safe as possible, and they follow participants carefully. Still, it is not without risk. It’s important to weigh the potential benefits and risks before agreeing to take part.

For more information about clinical trials offered at Providence St. Patrick Hospital, contact the research coordinator at 406-728-2539

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.

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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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