The most common cancer treatment options provided by doctors and oncologists are surgery or chemotherapy, two quite traditional and invasive forms of treatment.
Surgery, which is a localized approach, removes the tumor and or surrounding area.
Chemotherapy is a broad approach, whereby chemicals treat the entire body in hopes of killing the cancer, but often with collateral damage, as is seen through the various and severe side effects.
However, there is a third approach which doctors often overlook – Radiation Therapy – a localized treatment option where high energy x-rays are directed to a certain part of the body. Radiation therapy is a completely safe and less invasive option that actually has far better rates at minimizing recurrence of cancer and has tremendous success with early-detected cancer patients. At the Innovative Cancer Institute we specialize in applying radiation therapy and radiosurgery to treat patients with various cancers.
- Facts about Skin Cancer
- Two Main Types of Skin Cancer Non-Melanomas (SCNM)
- Treating Skin Cancer
- Radiation therapy approach
- External Beam Radiation Therapy
- Side Effects
- Treating Prostate Cancer
- Radiation therapy for prostate cancer
- Other Treatment Options
- Hormone Therapy
- Observation (Watchful Waiting)
- Prostate Cancer FAQs
- Types of Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Multidisciplinary approach
- Radiation Therapy
- Gynecologic cancers begin in different places within a woman’s pelvis
- Depending on the type of cancer either surgery alone or combined with radiation and / or chemotherapy offer possibility of cure or long term remission in many patients
- Brachytherapy for Gynecological Cancer