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



Highlands Cancer Center (HCC) is a state-of-the-art cancer center that employs world-class physicians, breakthrough  treatments, and cutting-edge technologies. HCC cancer team is comprised of highly trained experts in the field of cancer and radiation. The cancer team is committed to improving the quality of life and saving lives. When the Highlands Cancer Center, (HCC), opened in 2002, it became the first center in the Tri-State region to offer advanced cancer care, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy. After nearly a decade we are still providing breakthrough technology, advanced treatments, and compassionate care. Our physicians bring world-class training to eastern Kentucky from the country’s top cancer institutions such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is consistently ranked as the number one cancer institution by “US News and World Report”.

HCC offers many treatment options, the standards of cancer care: chemotherapy and radiation and breakthrough treatments including Radioimmunotherapy and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). IMRT is the greatest advance in radiation oncology in the last 40 years. IMRT enables a tumor to receive the maximum dose of radiation while sparing surrounding tissues and organs. Another treatment option, surgery, is available through our on campus affiliate, Highlands Regional Medical Center.

Advanced cancer screening tools are available to patients of the cancer center. Highlands Cancer Center is pleased to offer the most advanced technology for detecting cancer – the PET/CT scanner. X-rays, mammograms, and bone scans are available at the hospital.

Clinical Trials are offered to our patients through our affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic. At HCC we are committed to finding a cure and helping patients live a more productive life and having quality of life. Several clinical trial protocols are available for those patients that qualify.

At Highlands Cancer Center we are building hope and saving lives.


Highlands Cancer Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, or sex.