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

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Marcus Russell of Salyersville, KY

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

What to expect on your appointment

Normally when a patient comes to the cancer center they are filled with many emotions such as fear and anxiety. At Highlands Cancer Center we want to eliminate those fears and leave the patient with feelings of hope and trust in our team of dedicated cancer professionals.

When a patient comes to the cancer center for their first appointment it is best to bring the following with them to help them be prepared

  • If your referring physician has not sent recent test results be sure to bring them with you along with any x-rays pertaining to your diagnosis and pathology slides and reports.
  • A list of prescription medicines that you are currently taking along with the dose and the frequency.
  • It might be a good idea to bring along a family member or friend that would be helpful in speaking and listening to the physician. It is always helpful to bring someone for support.
  • Medical records will need to be sent to the office before the patient’s first visit and should contain recent tests, labs, and information pertaining to the diagnosis including x-rays, pathology slides, and reports. Any information helpful to the oncologist is welcomed.
  • Insurance card
  • Social Security Card

If you have any questions prior to your visit do not hesitate to call the office. We can be reached at 606-886-0999.