Cancer care

Wesley Medical Center provides personalized, comprehensive and compassionate care for patients with all types of cancer from lung cancer to breast cancer and more. Our oncologists and surgeons offer a broad spectrum of advanced diagnostic and treatment services for cancer patients, both inpatient and outpatient, all at one centrally-locally facility.

College of Surgeons (ACoS). The CoC recognizes cancer care programs for commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, multidisciplinary patient centered care. Only 25 percent of hospitals have been accredited by the CoC. 

By choosing a Commission on Cancer accredited Facility, our patients have access to:

  • Leading-edge comprehensive care that incorporates state-of-the-art treatments and equipment
  • A multidisciplinary team that works collaboratively to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Access to cancer-related education and support
  • A cancer registry that collects that about cancer stage, type and treatment; offering lifelong patient follow up
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care

Wesley’s oncology navigator provides free assistance to cancer patients before, during and after hospitalization. Services also extend to referring physicians, ensuring effective communication among all caregivers, facilities and individuals.

Genetic Counseling

Wesley’s genetic counseling program is offered to individuals and families who may be at risk of cancer or whose family history may be suspicious for a hereditary cancer condition. Although most cancers occur by chance, in some individuals cancer develops as the result of a genetic predisposition that runs in the family.

Wesley’s board-certified oncology genetic counselor helps patients identify if they are at an increased risk for cancer, provide education and awareness of their cancer risk and offer risk reducing strategies that may aid in cancer prevention.

Pediatric Cancer

Our pediatric cancer specialists combine expert diagnostic skills with experienced and comprehensive care for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer.

We have a complete team of specialists in pediatric hematology and oncology, including nurses and nurse practitioners who are board-certified and experienced support staff. Patients and their families benefit from medical expertise that is balanced by our commitment to easing fears and pain, assistance with supportive care, acute and later side effects of chemotherapy stress management, nutrition and health maintenance guidance and support groups..

Diagnosis and treatment

  • All major cancers are treated, including breast, lung, prostate, neurological and gastrointestinal.
  • A multidisciplinary approach to care involves radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and surgeons.
  • Oncology nurses receive Oncology Nursing Society chemotherapy training and certification.
  • Chemotherapy administration is provided seven days a week.
  • Wesley offers a lost-dose CT lung cancer screening that can identify the early stages of cancer. The screening takes less than five minutes and is available at three convenient Wesley Healthcare locations.
  • All Wesley patients who receive an outpatient CT scan have those scans reviewed through the Incidental Lung Nodule Program, which can detect lung cancer early, when it is more effectively treated.

Radiation oncology

Our oncologists in Wichita utilize the most advanced radiological and radioisotope technology to diagnose and treat cancer patients. Diagnosis is key so the correct cancer treatment can begin as soon as possible.

  • Xoft Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT): form of brachytherapy for early breast cancer treatment, where radiation is delivered within the surgical cavity, providing a complete dose of radiation in one treatment during a breast lumpectomy.
  • The Varian Edge Radiosurgery System’s non-invasive beam ablates tumors, including deep-seated tumors in the brain and spine, with sub-millimeter, end-to-end surgical precision.
  • The Trilogy® uses the latest imaging technology, along with advanced linear accelerator, to deliver highly specific radiation therapy with few side effects.
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) utilizes CT, MRI and PET imaging with computer-aided treatment planning
  • 3D conformal radiation therapy reduces the risk of radiating healthy tissue.
  • A complete brachytherapy program has both low-dose rate and high-dose rate modalities.
  • Two linear accelerators enable precision therapy with recording and verification of treatment sessions.


The da Vinci® Surgical System enables physicians to operate with much more precision than traditional surgical methods, causing less blood loss and postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery. The surgical/oncology unit staff are trained and experienced in care of cancer patients, including those who have complicating illnesses.

Patient recovery

  • Pain management includes patient-controlled analgesia.
  • Pastoral care chaplains are in-house 24 hours daily.
  • The Wesley Inn across the street from the hospital provides convenient housing for out-of-town patients and families
  • The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Wesley treats hard-to-heal wound resulting from surgery or radiation.
  • Case managers provide support, discharge planning and referrals to support groups and other services.
  • Cancer patients are seen in Wesley’s gynecological, medical, surgical and pediatric outpatient clinics.
  • Rehabilitation service includes physical, occupational, speech/language pathology and audiology therapy.