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Determining which type of cancer treatment is best for you depends on a variety of factors. At Parker Cancer Center we have a range of therapies that include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, hormone therapy or some combination. Prior to determining which treatment is best for you, your oncologist will conduct a physical exam, review your medical history and study any imaging and lab reports.
incorporates anti-cancer drugs in the treatment of advanced cancers and in
lowering risk of recurrence for patients at high risk.
To schedule an
appointment please call Cypress Hematology and Oncology at 303-269-4420.
plans and technologies are customized by Parker Cancer Center to each patient's
individual needs, incorporating a highly effective dose of radiation to destroy
cancer cells while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.
Radiation Therapy consists of directing x-ray beams from a machine outside the
body to a specified area inside. These
treatments are painless and usually given on an outpatient basis, once per day
Monday through Friday, but may be administered twice per day based on physician
orders. Treatments take place over the
course of one to eight weeks and take approximately 15 to 30 minutes each.
The Cancer Center at Parker Adventist Hospital is
equipped with the Varian TrueBeam image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery
system. The TrueBeam is not only able to deliver all forms of advanced
external-beam radiation therapy, but is also one of the of the fastest, most
accurate and versatile treatment systems currently available. Some key
highlights of the system include:
In addition to TrueBeam, we have also enhanced our
treatment capabilities by using the VisionRT®, GateCT® and GateRT® guidance
systems that allow for real-time, non-invasive patient motion management. Not
only do these systems enhance sophisticated treatments such as IGRT, but they
also increase treatment safety and accuracy.
Our physicians have a wide array of therapy options to
choose from dependent on the patients diagnosis and plan of care
Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurger (SRS)
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and
Stereotactic Radiosurger (SRS) offers fast, precise, non-invasive treatment for
cancer sites located throughout the body including difficult to operate regions
such as the lungs, brain, spinal cord and abdomen
Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT)
Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT) utilizes computers and advanced imaging to
create three-dimensional images of tumors resulting in therapy that conforms to
a tumor’s specific shape and size.
Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) provides advanced conformal
radiation treatment that delivers highly accurate doses of radiation, reducing
exposure to healthy tissue
Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) monitors the movement of tumors and other
organs to ensure that treatment is both safe and accurate
As part of our comprehensive approach to cancer care, Parker Cancer Center
offers brachytherapy, also known as internal radiation or implant
therapy. This internal therapy may be used alone or in conjunction with
external beam radiation therapies. Brachytherapy allows for a large dose
of radiation directly at the source of the cancer cells with minimal effects on
healthy tissue. Patients may receive several treatments over a number of
days or weeks, usually with little discomfort and the ability to return home
shortly after the procedure.
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