Finding the best ways to treat cancer takes teamwork.
Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists is pleased to announce that we’ve joined forces with TMC HealthCare to provide cancer patients in Tucson and Green Valley with new ways to fight back.
More than innovative technology, our revolutionary new diagnostic imaging and radiation tools are helping us find and treat more types of cancer than ever before.
Offering new treatment possibilities is just one of the ways that we’re working together to change the future of cancer care.
As part of our partnership with TMC HealthCare, we utilize GE’s Discovery IQ system for molecular imaging. This superior technology provides our physicians with high-quality images and accurate quantitative information, giving them the ability to find and treat cancer sooner.
Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists is accredited by the ACR for imaging services.
When you see the gold seal of accreditation, you can rest assured that the facility will meet the highest level of patient safety standards and image quality. Why? Because it means that the facility and its personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology® (ACR). Among patients and physicians alike, ACR accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging.
Your cancer care team will determine the best treatment for your cancer based on the American Society of Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) established guidelines for treatment.
When radiation has been recommended as a treatment for your cancer, you will meet for an initial consultation with a radiation oncologist. As a physician who is trained to use radiation to treat cancer, he/she will explain how radiation works, and about the type of treatment that will be used. They will answer any questions or concerns you have about your cancer, your treatment plan, potential risks, or side effects that you may experience. They will also educate you on other treatment options that may be available.
Different types of radiation treatments are used to treat cancer. Some treatments deliver the radiation from outside the body, and others deliver the radiation internally. The type of radiation used is based on different factors including the type, size and stage of the cancer, and the patient’s general health, making sure they are strong enough to undergo the series of treatments.
When treatments are delivered from outside the body it is called external radiation therapy. It is considered local treatment because it only treats the specific part of your body where the cancer is located.
When treatments are delivered internally it is called internal beam radiation therapy.
Types of Radiation Treatments