Conditions We Treat
A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of cells in the brain. There are many different types of brain tumors. Brain tumors can be either noncancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant). A brain tumor may grow quickly and can either develop in the brain or can spread to the brain from a different part of the body. Size, location and type of tumor will help determine treatment.
Breast cancer happens when cancer cells form in the cells of the breasts. Women are at a much higher risk of developing breast cancer, but may also be seen in men. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer seen in women in the U.S.
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus. Cervical cancer is cancer in the cells of the cervix, and most cervical cancers are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
Colon cancer or sometimes referred to as colorectal cancer, is a type of cancer that usually starts as noncancerous polyps. Sometimes, these polyps will turn cancerous. Colon cancer begins in the large intestine. There are different types of treatment that may help control this cancer, and colonoscopies may help with early detection.
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects blood-forming tissues including the lymphatic system and bone marrow. There are many different types of leukemia that impact children or adults. This type of cancer typically involves the white blood cells and causes bone marrow to create abnormal amounts of these infection fighting cells.
Liver cancer, or sometimes called hepatic cancer, is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver. The cause of liver cancer is usually unclear, but there are common risk factors that can increase your chance of developing liver cancer. Chronic infection with hepatitis B or hepatitis C, cirrhosis, excess alcohol consumption, diabetes and certain inherited liver diseases, are all risk factors that may enhance one’s risk of developing liver cancer.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and those with the greatest risk of developing lung cancer have a history of smoking. Lung cancer is cancer that develops in your lungs, and quitting smoking can decrease your risk of getting this cancer.
There are many different types of lymphoma, but all of them impact the lymph system. There are many types of lymphomas – Hodgkin’s disease being one and the rest are non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Knowing which type of lymphoma, one has is critical and will help determine a treatment plan and prognosis.
Nasal and Sinus Tumors
Nasal and sinus tumors are tumors that begin in the nose. These tumors can be benign or noncancerous. Nasal and sinus tumors are rare and are more common in men than in women. There are several different types of cancer that occurs in the nasal and sinus cavities.
Oral cancer of mouth cancer is any type of cancer that occurs in the mouth. This type of cancer is bucketed into a group of cancers called oral, head and neck cancers. Mouth cancers occur when there are changes in the cells within the mouth or lip.
In the female reproductive system, there are two ovaries. Each of these are on either side of the uterus. They produce eggs (ova), and the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer occurs in the ovaries and often goes undetected until in later stages when it has spread to the abdomen and pelvis.
Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the tissues of the pancreas. Pancreatic cancer usually spreads rapidly and is detected in later stages. One common sign of pancreatic cancer is diabetes, accompanied by weight loss, abdominal pain that begins in the back or jaundice (yellowing of the skin).
Prostate cancer is cancer that forms in the prostate, and is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Most prostate cancers grow slowly and are localized within the prostate gland. The cause of prostate cancer is unknown and unclear.
There are three main types of skin cancer which are squamous cell, basal cell and melanoma. Skin cancer is often treatable and start as changes in the skin. They usually begin as growths or a change in an existing mole.
Throat cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx) or tonsils. When cancer happens in the throat, it can lead to coughing, sore throat and voice changes. This type of cancer, if not caught early, can spread to other parts of the body and is more difficult to treat.
Thyroid cancer begins in the cells of the thyroid. While it usually doesn’t cause many symptoms, but may grow and can create a lump in the neck, changes to the voice and difficulty swallowing.
Uterine cancer or endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the uterus. Uterine cancer often causes abnormal vaginal bleeding, and helps with early detection. When discovered early, the uterus is typically removed.
Treatments We Offer
A biopsy is used to help with a cancer diagnosis. During this procedure, a group of suspicious, unusual cells are removed from a patient and tested in a laboratory.
Called “chemo” for short, this drug treatment for cancer uses strong chemicals to stop cancerous cells from growing and spreading. There are many types of chemotherapy. Treatment success is contingent on the type of cancer as well as the body’s response.
This type of cancer treatment attacks cancer cells through intense beams of energy. Its goal is to destroy genetic material in each cancerous cell that allow them to grow and spread. This therapy is usually done via x-rays, protons and other types of energy.
Sometimes surgery is the treatment required to remove cancerous cells and tumors from the body. There are many different types of cancer surgery including cryosurgery, laser surgery and robotic surgery, to name a few.