The brain is one of the most complex organs in the body, and it controls your most vital functions. A diagnosis of brain cancer can be frightening, and the cancer specialists at Ackerman Cancer Center will carefully discuss all aspects of your unique brain cancer. They are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have – just call our office at 904-880-5522.
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Treatment options for malignant brain tumors include: surgery, radiation therapy, radiosurgery, chemotherapy and targeted drug therapy. At Ackerman Cancer Center, an experienced team of specialists that includes Board Certified Radiation Oncologists and Medical Oncologists will determine your brain tumor treatment plan.
Patients receiving brain tumor treatment at the Center can be assured they have access to the most up-to-date, highest quality neurological cancer treatment available.
Proton therapy is one of the most precise, advanced radiation treatment modalities available today. In traditional photon radiation, the x-ray beams travel through the tumor destroying both cancerous and healthy tissue along the way. Proton therapy provides a more efficient solution by utilizing charged particles (protons) to penetrate the tissue and deposit nearly all of their energy directly at the tumor site, thereby reducing damage to surrounding areas.
Ackerman Cancer Center is proud to be the world’s first private practice offering its own proton beam technology. While proton therapy is not right for every patient, the radiation oncologists at Ackerman Cancer Center will consider all options when developing your personalized treatment plan.
3D External Beam Radiation, also known as 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy, is a technique used to deliver radiation to a tumor site. Imaging scans and special computers map the location of the tumor in three dimensions. During treatment, the radiation is delivered through several beams matched to the shape of the tumor.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) are radiation therapy approaches that utilize multiple imaging and motion management techniques to precisely deliver radiation to tumors.
IMRT uses beams of radiation with multiple angles and varying intensities to conform to the shape of the tumor. IGRT utilizes 3D images to monitor the tumors location during treatment. These technologies work together to reduce exposure to healthy tissues and minimize side effects of treatment.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a nonsurgical, highly precise form of radiation therapy, able to reach tumors deep inside the body without the risks of surgery.
Ackerman Cancer Center utilizes Brainlab™ and GammaKnife® technology to help reduce radiation exposure to healthy tissue, which is especially important for areas like the brain and lungs.
For more than 25 years, Ackerman Cancer Center has had the privilege of caring for patients during one of the most difficult times in their lives. In return for this trust, patients at the Center are guaranteed personalized care from some of the most respected, most highly qualified radiation oncologists in the state.
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For more information about the Ackerman Cancer Center and its available treatment options, please call (904) 880.5522.