Patient Stories

Kudos to Dr. Joan Keit for being awarded Americas Best Doctor Award from the Association of Radiation Oncologists, not for one time but, for the third time. Kudos and a multitude of thanks to Dr. Keit for quickly becoming one of my favorite doctors.

It's difficult to convey via this short venue the reasons I feel that way, but allow me to make an attempt.

One of the first things I remember about Dr. Joan Keit is her laid back, kind demeanor coupled with her literal running to my side as she noticed the pain during a procedure had brought me to tears. I can’t tell you how supported and safe I felt when she put her arm(s) around me and held me until the sobs subsided and I was able to regain some semblance of composure. She did this in a way that never made me feel self-conscious or foolish. After that first meeting it probably would not have taken too much for her to be place pretty high on my list of doctors, but Dr. Keit did not rest on those laurels. She continually met and exceeded my expectations for a compassionate doctor. She is kind, considerate, compassionate, and dedicated. Not surprisingly she is very passionate about her work and her patients. I would recommend her to anyone who was looking for a radiation oncologist and would feel like I’d bestowed on them, a gift that I am ever so grateful that I found myself, Dr. Joan Keit.


Dr. Keit....I feel I have to write a note to tell you how much I appreciate the care I received at the Cancer Center...I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer at the relatively young age of 47....The doctor who diagnosed me only gave me a 40% chance of surviving the disease....I was shocked at that prognosis....I asked a friend of mine who was a surgical nurse who she thought I should talk to so I could get a second opinion...She recommended you, and I am so glad she did....

You got me in immediately and suggested a radiation treatment program ...For me,that was a great choice as it allowed me maintain my ability to perform in normal ways with my wife.... The treatment worked, and I am Cancer free now for almost 7 years.....In most ways the best years of my life...I have lived to see 2 of my 3 children married and am a proud grandfather...

So, Thank you and your highly competent and kind staff from the bottom of my heart....I highly recommend you to anyone who has a Cancer that can be treated through radiation treatments.. If you have anyone who would like to talk to me directly about my experience with you please don't hesitate to call on me...

Still alive and well,


I cannot begin to express how much gratitude and respect that I have for Dr. Keit and her professional team at Midwest Radiation Oncology. Dr Keit has successfully seen me through three separate cancers since 2003, more specifically, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer and Small Cell Cancer. I have unwavering confidence in, and respect for, Dr. Keit which stems from her keen intelligence, vast up-to-date knowledge and experience in her field, and her kind and compassionate care. This talent and compassion extends to the entire staff that Dr. Keit has put together to form Midwest Radiation Oncology. Everyone is informative, talented, professional and caring. The treatments and equipment are all the most State of the Art and up-to-date. When you walk through the door, you know that you are in the best hands possible. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Keit for extending and enriching my life beyond measure.