Oncology

Funded in part by donations from the community and dedicated in March 1997, the Cancer Treatment Centre at Havasu Regional Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility that’s on the forefront in the fight against cancer. Treating patients from all over the region, the Centre offers both Radiation Oncology and Hematology Oncology services in one convenient location on the campus of Havasu Regional Medical Center.

RADIATION THERAPY

Our board certified Radiation Oncologist offers a variety of treatment options using both hi-tech equipment and procedures. For example, Prostate Brachytherapy, a treatment for prostate cancer, uses tiny radioactive “seeds,” about the size of a grain of rice, that are implanted into the treatment area to emit very low energy radiation. The Cancer Treatment Centre also features a state-of-the-art Simulator, a specialized X-ray system that helps our radiologist pinpoint the exact target area to receive radiation therapy.

Our state of the art Linear Accelerator delivers a uniform dose of high-energy x-rays that can destroy cancer cells while leaving the surrounding normal tissue untouched. This cancer treatment enables clinicians to escalate the dose of cancer-killing radiation to tumors while minimizing complications in surrounding healthy tissue.  The new radiotherapy system, called the Clinic® iX Linear Accelerator from Varian Medical Systems, is capable of delivering IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) and is the most precise and sophisticated treatment in the world. Click here for more information about our Linear Accelerator. 928-505-5707.

CHEMOTHERAPY

Our newly renovated infusion center offers a warm and friendly environment to patients undergoing chemotherapy to treat their cancer. With three board certified/board eligible  Hematology Oncologists, the Cancer Treatment Centre is able to meet the needs of patients with targeted therapy plans, which may include some of the newest treatments available, such as chemoembolization, in which anti-cancer drugs are injected directly into the blood vessel feeding a cancerous tumor, and a procedure called radiofrequency embolization, which imagining techniques such as ultrasound, CT or MRI are used to help guide a needle electrode into a cancerous tumor through the skin. High frequency electrical currents are then passed through the electrode, creating heat that destroys the abnormal cells within a 2-4 centimeter diameter.

To learn more about the latest treatments available at the Cancer Treatment Centre, or to make an appointment, please call us at 928-505-5700.