What does

Hazleton Cancer Treatment Center treat?

Our team at Hazleton Cancer Treatment Center offers treatment for a wide variety of cancers and medical conditions. To learn more about how we can treat your condition, select an option below.

Breast Cancer

Radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer painlessly and non-invasively. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to a patient’s breast cancer safely and effectively. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to routine activities immediately after each treatment. Radiation therapy serves as an effective treatment for breast cancer, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating breast cancer.

Brain Tumors

Radiation therapy is used to treat brain tumors painlessly and non-invasively. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to brain tumors safely and effectively. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to their normal activities immediately after each treatment. Radiation therapy serves as an effective treatment for primary brain tumors and metastatic brain lesions, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. Several factors determine candidacy for brain tumor radiation therapy treatment including your age, overall health, the type, location and size of the tumor, as well as how aggressive the tumor appears to be.

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the tissues of the colon, which is the longest part of the large intestine and comprises the lower part of the digestive system. Radiation therapy is used to treat colon cancer painlessly and noninvasively. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is an effective treatment for colon cancer, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to the cancer with a linear accelerator (LINAC). Treatments are delivered daily Monday through Friday. Each treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The treatment process is painless, safe and will not burn or hurt you. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to routine activities immediately after each treatment. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating colon cancer.

Gynecologic Cancer

Gynecologic cancers originate in the female reproductive organs, including the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina and vulva. Radiation therapy is used to treat gynecologic cancers painlessly and non invasively. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is an effective treatment for gynecological cancers, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to the cancer cells with a linear accelerator (LINAC). Treatments are delivered daily Monday through Friday. Each treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes. The treatment process is painless, safe and will not burn or hurt you. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to routine activities immediately after each treatment. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating gynecologic cancers.

Head & Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancer refers collectively to cancers that arise in the head and neck region, including the nasal cavity, sinuses, mouth, lips, salivary glands, larynx or throat. These cancers typically begin in the squamous cells that line the moist surfaces inside the mouth, nose and throat. Radiation therapy is used to treat head and neck cancer painlessly and noninvasively. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is an effective treatment for head and neck cancer, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to the cancer cells with a linear accelerator (LINAC). Treatments are delivered daily Monday through Friday. Each treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The treatment process is painless, safe and will not burn or hurt you. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to routine activities immediately after each treatment. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating head and neck cancer.

Kidney Tumors

Radiation therapy for kidney tumors is noninvasive, and typically carries less risk of complications than conventional surgery. For patients who refuse surgery or have medically inoperable kidney tumors, radiation therapy can be an effective treatment option.

Liver Tumors

Radiation therapy’s ability to treat tumors with precisely focused radiation offers an important advantage for liver cancer patients. Accurate to within less than a millimeter, radiation therapy has minimal effect on surrounding health tissue. This level of accuracy enables doctors to target liver tumors with high-dose radiation, which significantly reduces the number of treatments needed – usually between three and five over several days compared to 30-40 over several weeks required for radiotherapy systems.

Lung Tumors

Radiation therapy is used to treat lung tumors painlessly and non-invasively. During treatment, radiation passes through the chest to destroy the cancer cells in lung tumors, radiation therapy may be combined with surgery, chemotherapy or both depending on the circumstances. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to their normal activities following each treatment. Radiation therapy serves as an effective lung cancer treatment, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the type and stage of your lung cancer, as well as your overall health.

Metastatic Cancer

Metastatic tumors occur when cancer cells from the primary cancer spread to other areas of the body. The most common areas cancer cells spread to are the brain, lungs, liver and bones. When cancer spreads to another area, it has the same name and the same type as the original cancer. For example, renal cell cancer that has spread to the lung is called metastatic renal cell cancer, not lung cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer

Radiation therapy is used to treat pancreatic cancer painlessly and noninvasively. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is an effective treatment for exocrine pancreatic cancer, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to the cancer with a linear accelerator (LINAC). Treatments are delivered daily Monday through Friday. Each treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The treatment process is painless, safe and will not burn or hurt you. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to routine activities immediately after each treatment. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating pancreatic cancer, particularly when the cancer has spread and grown beyond the pancreas. Radiation therapy may also be delivered as a palliative treatment to relieve symptoms, such as pain, in patients with advanced disease.

Prostate Cancer

Radiation therapy is used to treat prostate cancer painlessly and non-invasively. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to the prostate cancer safely and effectively. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to their normal activities following each treatment. Radiation therapy serves as an effective treatment for prostate cancer, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply and spread. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating prostate cancer.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells and is the most common type of cancer. Radiation therapy is used to treat skin cancer painlessly and noninvasively and is one of the safest treatments for skin cancer. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is an effective treatment for skin cancer, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to the cancer cells with a linear accelerator (LINAC). Treatments are delivered daily Monday through Friday. Each treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The treatment process is painless, safe and will not burn or hurt you. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to routine activities immediately after each treatment. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating skin cancer.

Spinal Tumors

Spine cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in or around the spinal cord resulting in a tumor. If the abnormal cells originated from cells in the tissues of the spine, this is a Primary Spine Tumor. Primary tumors in the spine are relatively rare and are either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

Benign Spine Tumors include:

  • Meningiomas
  • Neurofibromas
  • Schwannoma

Malignant Spine Tumors include:

  • Astrocytomas
  • Ependymosas

If the abnormal cells originated in another part of the body, as in cancer originating in the lung, breast, colon or skin and were carried to the spine by the blood or other bodily fluid, growing into a tumor, then it is considered a Metastatic Spine Tumor. Both primary and metastatic spine tumors are very serious because they can compress the spinal cord and/or destroy the bone and surrounding tissue in the spine. These tumors cause patients to experience pain, gait and posture problems, and other neurological issues.

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