Oncology (Cancer)

Oncology (Cancer)

Oncology services at Good Samaritan Hospital are provided utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to the screening, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer. Patients receive comprehensive care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic services, a full complement of chemotherapy protocols, radiation therapy, surgery and hormone therapy as required. The latest treatment protocols are available at Good Samaritan Hospital further supported by specialized expertise in cancers of the brain, breast, digestive system and prostate. A multi-disciplinary team of oncologists work closely with pathologists, radiologists, surgeons and other specialists to ensure that optimal treatment regimens are provided. Physicians trained in the most advanced surgical and noninvasive treatment methods participate in treatment discussions & decisions.

Among the leading edge medical technologies employed by Good Samaritan Hospital's oncologists to maximize the potential for full recovery and improved survival rates are:

Radiation Oncology's Integrated Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT); advanced, high-energy linear accelerators that safely deliver finely targeted radiation’s state-of-the-art computerized treatment planning unit, used by the hospital's radiation physicists to precisely map each patient's course of treatment; a brachytherapy program, which utilizes radioactive "seeds" to treat prostate, breast and gynecological tumors. partial beam radiation using High Dose Rate radiation used in treatment of breast cancer is also available.

Diagnoses are made using the most recent and least invasive methods possible, including stereotactic core biopsy and laparoscopic surgical procedures. Prostate cancers is treated using surgery or high-dose rate brachytherapy (HDR), external beam radiation or a combination of other treatment modalities such as permanent seed implants and cryotherapy.

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