The physicians at Nebraska Cancer Specialists are some of the most experienced and highly qualified in the area. Our warm and inviting atmosphere helps you and your family members manage cancer treatment in comfortable, out-patient setting.
Stories of Healing are Written Everyday at Nebraska Cancer Specialists.
|Our lives as community cancer care providers continually intersect with those who need our help.
• We instill hope and calm fear.
Nebraska Cancer Specialists. We fight cancer alongside the people and the community we treat…this is our why.
“I believe that patient care is based upon an honest relationship, focused on communication, respect, and empathy. At Nebraska Cancer Specialists we are more than a medical team, we are real people whose lives have been touched by cancer. I am honored to do everything in my power to help patients during one of the greatest challenges of their lives.”
– Timothy Huyck, MD
Nebraska Cancer Specialists is the regional leader in cancer diagnosis, treatment and research. We provide considerate, state-of-the-art care for our patients, including:
• Treatment, radiation oncology, and support services
• More than 100 clinical trials available
• Oncology and chemotherapy certified nurses
• Easy accessibility with eight locations
Click on each of our services below to see more information.
Health Park Plaza Medical Center
450 East 23rd Street, Fremont, NE 68025
Henry Lynch Cancer Center – Bergan
7500 Mercy Road, Suite 1300, Omaha, NE 68124
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
8303 Dodge Street, Suite 250, Omaha, NE 68114
Midwest Cancer Center – Legacy
17201 Wright Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68130
Midwest Cancer Center – Papillion
611 Fenwick Drive, Papillion, NE 68046
Think Whole Person Healthcare
7100 West Center Road, Omaha NE 68106
Franciscan Care Services – West Point
430 N Monitor Street, West Point NE 68788
Pender Community Hospital
100 Hospital Drive, Pender NE 68047
Nebraska Cancer Specialists is proud to have the region’s largest community oncology Research Department offering phase I through phase IV trials.
Our dedication to research has established NCS as a leader in the industry and boasts many firsts:
• 1st community oncology practice to enroll a patient globally in a prostate cancer trial
• 1st study site open for enrollment on numerous trials
• 1st site to enroll patients nationally on a melanoma, kidney and lung cancer trial
NCS Patient Portal is designed to help you focus on what matters most to you.
Monitor Your Health: Keep track of your well-being, how you are feeling and your upcoming appointments.
Keep your Team Informed: Print care summaries or use the mobile app to communicate in real time about your care.
Manage Your Health Records: Complete and collect your health history, medication lists, and compile all of your records in one place.
Stay Up to Date: Be in the know about events, classes, announcements, and education at Nebraska Cancer Specialists
Theranostics is a new field of medicine combining targeted therapy based on a targeted diagnostic test. With a focus on patient-centered care, theranostics provides a transition from conventional medicine to contemporary personalized medicine.
The therapy component focuses on individualizing treatment by targeting therapy to an individual’s specific disease and administering the therapeutic agent to targeted sites of the disease which allows for higher doses administered safely to the site without significant exposure to normal tissue.
The diagnostic component determines and defines the type and extent of the disease which allows decisions to be made on the timing, quantity, type of drugs, and choice of treatment options. This information allows decisions to be made on timing, quantity, type of drugs, and choice of treatment options, as well as helping to evaluate a patient’s response to treatment.
NCS is the 1st in the Region to offer DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System.
Nebraska Cancer Specialists has invested in DigniCap®, a proven approach to reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss, helping patients maintain privacy, self-esteem and control during a critical period of treatment. The DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System minimizes hair loss from certain chemotherapy treatments for men and women with solid tumor cancers such as those associated with breast, prostate, ovaria, uterine, and other tissues.
The DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System is FDA cleared, safe, effective and clinically proven.
Located inside Midwest Cancer Center – Legacy, Suite 200, the NCS Outpatient Pharmacy provides convenient access to specialty cancer drugs for Nebraska Cancer Specialists’ patients.
The outpatient pharmacy provides excellent service and convenience for patients by offering oral oncology medications.
The pharmacy team works with your medical oncologist, advanced practice provider and nurses to ensure safe medication use. It is our goal for you to receive oral cancer treatment as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
Nutrition is an integral part of cancer treatment. Optimal nutrition promotes healing, helps patients keep up their energy levels, lowers risk of infection, supports a healthy immune system, and help patients better tolerate treatment-related side effects. Having a personalized nutrition planned developed by a nutrition expert is essential.
Therapy services help you participate in the daily activities you find meaningful and purposeful. Specially-trained practitioners have the knowledge and skill to help mitigate the potential effects of treatment using individualized treatment plans.
Our goal is to improve quality of life by providing high-quality therapy services throughout the continuum of care. While you are undergoing treatment, therapy can help maintain physical well-being and reduce discomfort. After treatment, therapy can help you regain function and strength.
Occupational Therapy can address the needs at each stage of your treatment and survivorship.
A genetic counselor can help you and your family understand your inherited cancer risk. Inherited cancer risk may be passed from parent to child. A genetic counselor explains available genetic tests and what they mean.
He or she can also offer information about cancer screening, prevention, and treatment options, and provide support.
Genetic counselors are trained to advise you about:
• Your risk of developing specific types of cancer based on your family history
• Genetic tests that can give you more information about your risk
• The testing process and the limitations and accuracy of genetic tests
• Emotional and psychological consequences of knowing the test results
• Cancer screening, prevention, and monitoring options
• Diagnostic and treatment options
• How to talk with your family members about cancer risk
Wellness of our minds and emotions are an important part of the cancer journey. Your Nebraska Cancer Specialists team offers Individualized Integrative Strategies to help you be the strongest YOU in your journey with cancer.
You may also address life challenges including chronic illness, physical injury, and the countless obstacles that often come with cancer.
Nebraska Cancer Specialists is proud to offer a podcast series designed to provide patients, family members, and caregivers, reliable, up-to-date education and information pertaining to cancer diagnoses, treatments, and research opportunities.
These episodes feature medical oncologists, providers, and staff of Nebraska Cancer Specialists, interviewed by Kelly Horn, Physician Liaison.
Our Focus Magazine publication was created with you in mind. For those of you indoctrinated into this family – whether as a patient, caregiver, spouse, child, sibling, friend, co-worker or acquaintance, the amount of information can be extremely overwhelming. We focused on sharing resources, ideas, services, and inspiration so that you can remain optimistic, nourished, engaged, and supported.
The Nebraska Cancer Specialists (NCS) HOPE Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the lives of individuals and families in the community and the surrounding areas who are impacted by cancer treatment. The foundation does this by providing supportive services and resources to all oncology and hematology patients, families, and caregivers.
“I am here to partner with patients and their families as they move through their individual cancer journey. We will work together to clearly understand the circumstances and determine the best course of action, keeping in line with the patient’s values and wishes.”
– Mary Huerter Wells, MD
During my five months of chemotherapy at Nebraska Cancer Specialists, I have been treated with exceptional care. Dr. Leu and her staff and the nurses in infusion treat me as an individual, calling me by name and understanding my uniqueness. This type of care has given me confidence and helped me fight my battle with cancer. I was totally confident in their abilities. In addition, their facility is clean and accommodating. I highly recommend Nebraska Cancer Specialists.
Very thorough meeting was informed of all aspects of my treatment both the good and not so good .
Wonderful caring staff, nurses and doctors. I feel confident in the quality of my care.