Patients who have metastatic cancer in their spinal bones can get compression fractures of their vertebral bones.
Treatments for Cancer Care
Certain tumors consist of a rich blood supply, which makes surgery risky.
TACE injects small embolic particles that are coated with chemotherapy drugs in to an artery directly supplying the tumor.
Cancer patients often have an increased tendency toward blood clotting.
As part of the cancer care multidisciplinary team, our surgeons coordinate care with oncologists, radiologists and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.
AlignRT® uses 3D stereo cameras to pinpoint your cancer’s exact location with sub-millimeter accuracy – delivering radiation directly to the cancer.
ExacTrac® allows for precise tumor targeting while protecting surrounding healthy tissue.
Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) integrates a lumpectomy (the removal of a tumor from the breast) and radiation treatment into a single surgery.
SIRT is a form of radiation therapy for selected patients with cancers that cannot be treated surgically, especially metastasis to the liver.
"Stereotactic" in Greek means "movement in space" and refers here to the way your radiation oncologist locates the tumor or target of a radiation dose by means of a 3-D coordinate system.
Many cancerous and non-cancerous brain tumors can be effectively treated with stereotactic radiosurgy (SRS).
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Tumor ablation is a minimally invasive surgical method to treat solid cancers. Special probes are used to “burn” or “freeze” cancers while avoiding traditional surgery.
The robotic surgical system uses robotic computer technology providing breakthrough minimally invasive surgical capabilities that offer many benefits.
Lymphedema rehabilitation focuses on teaching patients how to effectively manage lymphedema or secondary lymphedema on an independent basis through intensive one-on-one training.
Biotherapy (also called biological therapy or immunotherapy) is a treatment to activate or repair the ability of the body’s immune system to fight cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, and other diseases.
Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with cytotoxic drugs.
Chemicals called hormones are produced in glands in the reproductive system, in the ovaries for women and the testicles for men.
Targeted therapy uses customized chemotherapeutic drugs to treat cancer by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells.