Radiation Oncology in Visalia
A Division of Kaweah Delta Health Care District
Experienced physicians come together with leading-edge technology at Sequoia
Regional Cancer Center. Our goal is to provide a carefully coordinated,
individualized approach to the treatment of cancer. To this end, we’ve
brought the newest equipment for the treatment of cancer right here to Visalia.
Some examples of the state-of-the-art equipment at SRCC are:
- 3 Varian Linear Accelerators with IMRT and Dynamic Targeting IGRT with
advanced imaging techniques to verify patient position and tumor position
at the time of treatment.
- CT Simulator with respiratory gating, a technique that allows for organ
movement. A physician can create a treatment plan to deliver radiation
doses precisely at the desired point in a patient’s respiratory
cycle and spares the surrounding healthy tissue.
- MammoSite—treatment for breast cancer that can reduce treatment from
weeks to just days.
- Prostate Brachytherapy— for the treatment of prostate cancer. This
technique is used in conjunction with external beam radiation treatments
as a boost for high-risk cancer patients.
- Seed implants for prostate cancer— used for selected low risk patients.
- HDR Brachytherapy—high doses of radiation are delivered to tumors
and not surrounding tissue by placing catheters directly into the tumor
and introducing a high intensity radioactive source through the catheter.
This reduces treatment time from weeks to days.
Our team works to attack the cancer and not the body, striving to provide
intense treatment to the cancer while minimizing exposure to other vital
tissues and organs. The goal is not only to eradicate cancer, but also
to preserve best quality of life. We maximize the use of the sophisticated
technology to help us achieve the desired outcomes. Our highly skilled
team of radiation oncologists work with a treatment team to individualize
each treatment plan based on the type and stage of the disease. We collaborate
closely with patients and families, and their physicians to help make
decisions about their care and customize a treatment program that meets
Sequoia Regional Cancer Center is the ideal choice for cancer treatment,
as we offer both radiation therapy and chemotherapy without having to
travel to another facility.
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