Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer. It uses special equipment to aim high doses of radiation at cancer cells. This damages the cancer cells and causes them to die. It can be given alone or used with other treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy.
Radiation therapy is usually a local treatment, targeting only the tumor. The goal of radiation treatment is to damage as many cancer cells as possible, with little harm to nearby healthy tissue.
Medical Oncology uses chemotherapy, biological agents or other medications, such as targeted therapies and oral (in pill form), to treat cancer.
Chemotherapy can be used alone or as part of a cancer treatment plan that may also include radiation therapy, surgery, hormonal, or biological therapies. It may be used in an effort to cure the cancer, or to treat unpleasant symptoms the cancer is causing, such as pain or bleeding.
Depending on the type of treatment used, patients may receive treatment in a single day, several consecutive days, or continuously in an outpatient or inpatient setting. Your treatment could last minutes, hours, or days, depending on the specific cancer treatment plan.
Our expert urologists have a proven track record for treating common and uncommon urological disorders for both male and female patients.
Educated and trained at some of the top medical schools and teaching hospitals in the nation, our urologists combine proficiency with exceptional skill in advanced surgical techniques. Our urology practices provide state-of-the-art technology including laser surgery, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci Robotic surgery, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, microwave thermotherapy, cryosurgery, external beam radiation therapy, and brachytherapy. Our practices are associated with nearby surgery centers or hospitals and have relationships with other physicians in the community to provide a full spectrum of care.
Gynecologic oncologists are subspecialty trained to diagnose and manage cancers of the female reproductive organs. These physicians have completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology, followed by subspecialty training with a gynecologic oncology fellowship. They understand the nuances of gynecology and recognize the specific role of surgery (radical or conservative), chemotherapy and radiation therapy to maximize the opportunity for a good outcome.
Our gynecologic oncologists are committed to providing high quality, personalized care to patients with complex gynecologic problems and suspected diagnosed cancers of the female reproductive tract.
Many technological advances are revolutionizing how cancer is diagnosed and treated today. General surgeons are crucial components to an overall cancer treatment plan to provide a variety of cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options that help detect and treat cancer in it's earliest stage. In addition, specialized surgeons help surgically remove tumors from complex areas of the body. Our surgeons have privileges and affiliations with local hospitals to help coordinate a seamless continuum of care.
Surgical oncologists are surgeons who specialize in the surgical management of various tumors. Many surgical oncologists have pursued additional training after their general surgery residency with a surgical oncology fellowship. Often, surgical oncologists focus their training and practice on a specific area or organ in the body and develop experience in treating tumors within that particular area.
Our surgical oncologists are crucial components to an overall cancer treatment team that provides a variety of cutting-edge treatment options. In addition, specialized surgeons help surgically remove tumors from complex areas of the body. Our surgeons have privileges and affiliations with local hospitals to help coordinate a seamless continuum of care.
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physicians are trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. Our highly experienced ENT physicians are uniquely qualified to diagnose and surgically manage malignant and benign tumors of the mouth, throat, larynx, neck, salivary glands, thyroid, parathyroid, and skin.
21st Century Oncology’s pulmonologists provide a range of state-of-the-art treatment services addressing the entire spectrum of lung disorders. Our pulmonologists are experts in evaluation of persistent cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and snoring.
Our physicians diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including asthma, COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung nodules, and lung cancer.
They're very warm, very caring and they love their patients so they do whatever they can."
Emili, Colorectal Cancer Survivor
"She talked to me, she made me feel like I shouldn't worry about it. We are going to go through this together. That made me feel very comfortable because not all doctors tell you that.
She even called me on Sundays to see if I was in pain or not. She really didn't have to do that. That's why I'm grateful.
They're not just doctors where you're just a number. They're very warm, very caring and they love their patients so they do whatever they can. I've been through it, I'm still here and you can do the same."
Emili came to a 21st Century Oncology affiliated surgeon with a Colorectal Cancer diagnosis, and was treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to reduce the size of her tumor before surgery.