Halvorson Cancer Center's radiation oncology care is at the leading edge of radiation therapy technology and reports
excellent outcomes in the treatment of breast and prostate cancer.
Our outcome studies for early stage breast cancer treatment show that 98 percent of women who chose a conservative approach (i.e. lumpectomy and radiation therapy) were able to keep their breast.
Also, since the implementation of intensity-modulated radiation therapy in 2000, 98 percent of prostate cancer patients who chose this approach show no evidence of disease as evaluated with follow-up prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests.
Advanced Radiation Technology
Halvorson Cancer Center radiation oncology has two linear accelerators, both equipped with state-of-the-art technology for treating cancer. Learn more about the following types of radiation therapy available to Halvorson Cancer Center patients on EvergreenHealth's website:
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is the gold standard to target tumors while sparing normal tissue.
- Image guided radiation therapy is a precision image-guidance system for real-time verification of the treatment site prior to every treatment.
- 4-Dimensional respiratory gating means gating the radiation treatment with a breath-hold technique to spare the heart from the radiation beam in patients treated for left breast cancer.
- Stereotactic radiation therapy is a focused radiation beam that treats small, well-defined tumors or abnormalities of the brain.