Highlands Cancer Center


Real People, Real Stories

Zip Wells of Inez, KY
Small Cell Lung Cancer

Zip is a retired construction worker who was diagnosed with...Read Story

Mary Preston of Inez, KY
Lung Cancer

Highlands Cancer Center has helped with the support...Read Story

Henry McKenzie of Prestonsburg, KY
Colon Cancer

Henry was losing weight without any explanation for about a year...Read Story

Roger Owens of Oil Springs, KY
Tongue Cancer

"My name is Roger Owens and I am Cancer Free!!!...Read Story

Marietta Music of Paintsville, KY
Breast Cancer

"My story is about knowing your own body… Read Story

Marcus Russell of Salyersville, KY

“In February of 2010 I was diagnosed with...Read Story

3D Planning

What it is :
Once the tumor is localized by the radiation oncologist and the tumor volume defined, a three dimensional treatment plan is generated to conform a radiation beam to the tumor. During the planning process the radiation beam is sculpted to maximize the dose to the tumor while sparing the surrounding critical organs. The goal of the treatment planning process is not only to deliver an adequate dose to the tumor volume but also to minimize the dose to the surrounding normal tissues to alleviate side effects.