There are many cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow, and lympathic system. Whether you want to know more about your diagnosis and treatment options, the financial impact of your diagnosis, or need social or emotional support, we are here to provide you with the answers and information you need.
To learn more about how radiation therapy can effectively treat your leukemia or lymphoma, call us at 904-880-5522.
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At Ackerman Cancer Center, the patient-centric approach to cancer treatment places you at the center of your care. Your treatment plan is designed to meet the unique needs of your cancer and your lifestyle.
There are many different treatment approaches depending on the type of leukemia or lymphoma which may include chemotherapy, targeted therapy, stem cell transplant, immunotherapy, vaccine therapy, radiation therapy or a combination of treatment therapies.
Treatments offered at Ackerman Cancer Center 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.
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 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.
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