Cancer/Oncology - Radiation
Radiation therapy is used in nearly half of all cancer treatments due to its unique advantages; namely that it can be precisely targeted to cancer cells and reduces damage to healthy cells.
The best cancer care depends on technology. Ultra-precise doses are delivered at Sugar Land Cancer Center using Varian’s IMRT radiation oncology system.
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) offers patients faster treatment and more comfort while providing physicians greater access to cancers that were previously untreatable.
IMRT technology is used to treat prostate, breast, head and neck, lung, pancreatic and other cancers where precisely placed beams can carefully target tumor cells.
Approximately 79,000 new cancer patients are diagnosed each year in Texas. Recent studies show that IMRT technique has substantially improved outcomes in prostate and other cancers.
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