The liver is the largest internal organ in your body, and it performs a variety of important functions vital to good health. With this in mind, the specialists at Ackerman Cancer Center will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you defeat your liver cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with primary liver cancer, please contact our radiation oncologists at 904-880-5522 to discuss your treatment options.
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The board-certified radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and cancer team at Ackerman Cancer Center will work closely with you to determine the best treatment approach for your liver cancer.
Whether it is determined surgery, targeted therapy, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination of treatments is the best approach, Ackerman Cancer Center will work closely with other cancer specialists to ensure you receive the most up-to-date, most aggressive treatment available.
Treatments available 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.
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.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), also known as Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR), is highly focused radiation treatment that gives an intense dose of radiationconcentrated on a tumor, while limiting the dose to the surrounding organs. It has become a treatment of choice for many patients whom surgery may not be an option.
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For more information about the Ackerman Cancer Center and its available treatment options, please call 904-880-5522.
For me, Ackerman Cancer Center is not a medical facility. For me, it is a healing place. Everyone is there to help you. Every staff member is very nice--they know you are a patient and that you therefore deserve attention and care. They have exceeded my expectations, and they continue to do so.