Treatments & services: Cancer and blood disorders

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4-D radiotherapy is utilized to help treat any tumor that moves with a patient’s breathing, including lung and abdominal tumors. By taking scans of the tumor and tracking them, this technology allows the radiation oncologist to track any breathing-related movement that a tumor might have...


Ablation is a technique that uses a needle or probe to destroy cancerous cells with heat, cold or chemicals. The needle is inserted into the tumor through the skin and energy is used to kill the tumor without removing it...


Active surveillance is the process of observing and monitoring the growth of a cancer. A physician will schedule regular checkups to monitor the tumor for any signs of changes in behavior...


The adrenal glands are small, triangular glands located on the top of both kidneys that produce hormones. An adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the adrenal gland and commonly used to treat adrenal cancer, which offers the best chance for a cure...


Today’s advanced surgical techniques allow physicians to avoid amputations whenever possible when a patient is faced with bone cancer in their arms or legs...


During an anoscopy, a physician uses a small lighted tube called an anoscope to look at the anus and lower rectum. A tissue sample for biopsy can be taken during this procedure, if necessary...


Bisphosphonates are drugs that slow the progression of abnormal bone destruction and formation that bone metastases cause. The drugs do the following: Decrease risk for fractures Reduce bone pain Lower high blood calcium levels Slow bone damage that is caused by cancer Different types of bisphosphonates are available, such as: Aredia (pamidronate) Zometa (zoledronate) Each has somewhat different effects...


A blood sample is checked to measure the amounts of certain substances released into the blood by organs and tissues in the body. The balance of substances in the blood represents the balance of body functions...


Blood donation is a voluntary procedure where a donor has blood drawn so it can be given to someone else who needs a blood transfusion. According to the American Red Cross: Every two seconds someone in the U...


There are several different components of the blood that can be transfused into an adult. Red blood cells are the most common type of blood product transfusion...