Cancer Care

Please use this page as a landing page to all cancer care articles below.

  • Self Care

    After the first planning appointment, the patient will be given a regular appointment scheduled for the same time each day. The number of treatments prescribed during your planning session is only an estimate and may change as treatment progresses. To learn more click here.

  • Specific Cancers

    Learn about the type of cancers that exist and the risk factors involved in each, along with the symptoms and diagnosis. To learn more click here.

  • Treatment Process

    First, the patient is referred to our Radiation Oncology office as an outpatient which allows the patient to receive treatment and hen return home the same day. A series of appointments are setup for the patient and are scheduled to be completed over several days. These appointment will include visits for consultation, planning, film check, and treatment. To learn more click here.

  • Radiation Essentials

    Radiation therapy is the use of high energy rays or particles to destroy abnormal cells and treat tumors, both benign and cancerous tumors. Radiation given outside the body may also be referred to as external beam treatment, X-ray therapy, irradiation or electron beam. External beam radiation is delivered using a linear accelerator ( a large machine which creates high energy rays which is positioned close to your body.) Radiation has been established as one of the most effective ways to treat cancer and its application has had profound positive effect on cancer survival. To learn more click here.