Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
- Clinical Research
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Medical Oncology
- Mohs Surgery
- Radiation Oncology
- Skin Cancer (Cutaneous Oncology)
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute offers a wide range of in-house diagnostic services, and our radiology center is proud to be accredited by the American College of Radiology
All diagnostic exams performed within Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute are readily available to the physicians in OCSRI. A report and images of the exams are usually available within the patient’s Electronic Medical Record within 24-48 hours.
- CT Scans
- PETICT Scans
- X-Rays (Chest X-Rays, Bone X-Rays, etc.)
- Ultrasound (to include biopsies)
- CT guided biopsies
- Echocardiograms and other vascular studies
- Nuclear Medicine (Bone scans, MUGA, lung scans, etc.)
- Interventional (central line and feeding tube placement)
Our radiology department is open to outside referrals. Patients are typically scheduled the same day with appropriate insurance authorization. Our diagnostic radiology services are typically more affordable than the major hospitals in the area.
Mohs surgery is used for skin cancer treatment and provides the most precise method for removal of cancerous tissue while sparing the greatest amount of healthy tissue. For this reason, Mohs surgery typically results in significantly less scarring while achieving the highest cure rate possible. Mohs surgery is generally recommended for skin cancer removal in areas where maximum preservation of healthy tissue is desirable for cosmetic and functional purposes. It is also used for lesions that have recurred following prior treatment or for lesions that have the greatest propensity for recurrence.
Most insurance policies cover the costs of Mohs surgery and the reconstruction of the resultant surgical defect.
The Skin Cancer Center of Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute emphasizes a patient centered approach to the evaluation and treatment of cancer of the skin. Some of the dermatologic surgeries performed in our state-of-the-art facilities are Mohs Micrographic Surgery, reconstruction and repair, biopsies, excisions, Cryosurgery, Electrodessication and Curettage (ED&C).
More specifically, we specialize in:
- skin cancer treatment
- consultation and evaluation for skin cancer
- skin cancer follow-up
- skin cancer screening to involve the pigmented lesion clinic
- melanoma clinic
- high risk clinic for immune compromised patients
- care coordination of complex cases
- skin cancer education and prevention
Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments can affect your eating habits, nutritional needs, and even how your body digests and absorbs food. Patients who are well nourished throughout treatment are shown to have a better prognosis and quality of life.
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute offers consultations with our in-house, registered dietitian to help cope with diet and appetite issues related to cancer and cancer treatment. Our dietitian evaluates each patient’s nutritional statue and makes individualized recommendations to help patients stay strong and nourished throughout their cancer treatment.
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute provides a retail pharmacy to assist patients with the increased demands required for oral oncology treatment.
Twenty-five percent of new oncology drugs currently in clinical trials are taken orally. Oral oncology drugs offer patients ease of administration and convenience of treatment at home.
Oral oncology drugs often require strict guidelines for consumption, as well as additional paperwork that the corner drugstore may not be familiar with or have the time to complete. Studies have shown up to 50% greater compliance with oral oncology drugs dispensed from oncology pharmacies versus standard retail pharmacies.
Why use our OCSRI Pharmacy?
- Our pharmacists have access to patient records and OCSRI physicians so they can provide faster, superior service
- On-site convenience at our Tulsa location: just pick up prescriptions at the time of your appointment; no additional trips to the drugstore
- We can typically mail your prescription to your home free of charge
- Limited local delivery available
- Co-pay assistance