At Ackerman Cancer Center, we are committed to providing comprehensive cancer care including customized treatment plans, financial counseling, support programs, and nutritional guidance. The expert radiation oncologists on our team are experienced in treating cervical, endometrial/uterine, ovarian, vaginal, and vulvar cancer, and are always available to speak with you and answer any questions you may have. Call us today at 904-880-5522 to find out more about your treatment options.
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At Ackerman Cancer Center, gynecological cancer treatment is centered on the individual patient. Whether your diagnosis calls for radiation therapy alone, or a combination of treatments, the board-certified, the experienced medical and radiation oncologists at Ackerman Cancer Center will work to ensure you receive the most aggressive, highest-quality cancer treatment available.
Treatment options available include:
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.
Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation therapy that allows a higher dose of radiation to be delivered directly to the tumor, the area near it, or the site following tumor removal. This approach helps protect surrounding healthy tissue. Types of brachytherapy performed at Ackerman Cancer Center include prostate seed implants, Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APVI) and Valencia® for skin cancer.
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 3-dimensional images to monitor the tumors location during treatment. These technologies work together to reduce exposure to healthy tissues and minimize side effects of treatment.
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For more information about the Ackerman Cancer Center and its available treatment options, please call 904-880-5522.
In 2010, I was diagnosed with Stage III-B Cervical Cancer. At the time, I was just focused on getting through, but I realize now, it was an achievement. One positive was my relationship with Dr. Ackerman and his staff. There were lots of little things. Just them knowing me, remembering me, and welcoming me helped so much. Dr. Ackerman is very hands-on. He always had a hug and a smile. Sometimes, when you have cancer, people are afraid to look you in the eye, but I felt very accepted there.