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Treatments

Offering the latest treatments and clinical trials

Making the latest treatment options available locally is important to us because we know it's important to you. Our cancer specialists and surgeons collaborate to provide a broad spectrum of treatments ranging from breast-conserving surgeries and drug therapies to high precision radiation.  

External beam therapy

Conventional and Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) uses a computer to aim radioactive rays at tumors from outside of the body, killing cancer cells over time. Radiation is administered based on tumor size, shape and location. The intensity of the beams can be adjusted as needed to match the exact geometric shape of the tumor, minimizing damage to surrounding tissue. Generally, five applications are required per week for a period of six to seven weeks. The treatments cause no pain and only last a few minutes each.

 

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy or slow the growth of cancer cells. It can be used alone to treat cancer, or it may be used in combination with other treatments, such as surgery, to kill any cancer cells that might remain in the body. It can also be used to help ease signs and symptoms of advanced cancer, such as pain.

Learn more about chemotherapy.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is also called biologic therapy. Its treatment uses certain parts of your body's immune system to fight cancer cells. This may be done by giving you immune system components, such as man-made proteins. It can be used by itself, but is most often used in conjunction with other treatments

Learn more about immunotherapy/biologic therapy.

 

At ProHealth Care, our top priority is to make sure the cancer is removed and the patient has the best possible outcome for being cancer-free in the future. It’s also essential to help minimize the patient’s pain, address cosmetic concerns, and maximize recovery and vitality.

 

Based on the size and location of the tumor, as well as the breast size and shape, surgeons often can make anl incision under the breast, near the armpit or around the areola, to minimize visible scarring.

Lumpectomy

Lumpectomy is a surgery that removes cancer from your breast. It is also referred to as breast-conserving surgery because it only removes a portion of the breast, unlike a mastectomy. During lumpectomy, a small amount of normal tissue around the lump also is taken to help ensure that all the cancer is removed. Lumpectomy is often a first treatment option for some women with early-stage breast cancer and usually is followed by radiation therapy to reduce the chances of cancer returning.

Mastectomy

Mastectomy is surgery to remove all breast tissue from a breast as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer. Options include a partial or segmental mastectomy, quadrantectomy, total mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy and radical mastectomy.

Clinical trials

Many of our patients participate in national studies established by the National Cancer Institute involving major cancer centers throughout the country. These trials offer you access to the most advanced, clinically approved treatments available. Your participation also helps us find solutions to the causes of cancer and improve cancer outcomes.

Clinical trial listings by category