Successful cancer care requires innovative tools, advanced treatments and a skilled staff. A diagnosis of cancer today comes with a strong probability of recovery. In fact, nearly half of the cancers treated today are cured through surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of treatments.
Cancer Treatment Options From Memorial Cancer Center
Memorial Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art detection and treatment tools, as well as trained and experienced professionals to operate them. We are dedicated to keeping up with the newest advancements to ensure that you receive the latest and greatest care.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy particles to kill cancer cells. We offer the following advanced cancer treatment procedures:
High Dose Rate Brachytherapy treats cancers with radioactive material implanted close to the tumor.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery and TrueBeam™ radiation accelerator uses a computer-controlled robotic arm to fire high energy rays from multiple angles and directions that are concentrated at a precise point and destroy cancer cells. Learn more about CyberKnife.
da Vinci Si HD® Robotic Surgical System
Cancer surgery has been used to diagnose, treat, and even help prevent cancer. A groundbreaking alternative to both conventional open surgery and traditional laparoscopy is Memorial’s da Vinci © HD Robotic Surgical System,
The Robotic System uses high-tech instruments to perform intricate operations through very small incisions. Advantages include less chance of blood loss and complications, less pain, less scarring, and faster healing.
Learn more about the da Vinci Si HD® Robotic Surgical System.
Lymphedema Therapy is a specialized form of physical/occupational therapy that focuses on patients with cancers and treatments to the lymph nodes. While primarily oriented to the breast cancer patient, lymphedema therapy can be used for other cancer types, as well. Memorial’s Cancer Center has the only Certified Lymphedema Therapist in the Gulf Coast region.
Chemotherapy and Infusions
One of the most well known treatments for cancer is chemotherapy. Chemotherapy can be used as the primary or sole treatment for cancer. Chemotherapy can also be used after other treatments, such as surgery, to kill any cancer cells that might remain in the body.
Customized chemotherapy and medications can help patients fight their cancer in a curative or palliative manner. While most chemotherapy is delivered intravenously, depending on what type of cancer a patient is diagnosed with, there are oral therapies that are also available.
Learn more about chemotherapy at Memorial’s Infusion Clinics.
Nutrition Information & Assistance
Due to variation in illnesses and treatment plans, eating practices of individuals diagnosed with cancer should be assessed throughout the continuum of care. If at any time you are losing weight or have questions concerning your nutrition, request an appointment with our registered dietician for a comprehensive nutrition assessment and tailored nutrition therapy plan to reflect your personal treatment goals.