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Often, there isn’t just one solution for cancer. Each person and each situation is unique; and so is their battle with cancer. Technology and treatments are changing fast, and new, powerful options continually evolve, from minimally-invasive procedures to advanced radiation therapy and robotic-assisted surgery, along with the latest research drugs and medical advances. Riverside Cancer Institute is committed to staying at the leading edge of cancer care and able to tailor unique treatments that fight cancer in the best way for the individual.

Your Cancer Care Team

Your cancer treatment may involve several types of health care professionals who, with you, form your cancer care team. You may encounter a number of the following multidisciplinary specialists throughout your experience at Riverside Cancer Institute:

Surgery

Surgery is used in several ways to help people with cancer. It provides the best chance to stop many types of cancer. It also plays a part in diagnosing, staging, and supporting cancer treatment.

Having surgery for cancer is different for every person. It will depend on the type of surgery, the type of cancer, and the person's health.

There are several types of surgery that are helpful to people with cancer. Some surgeries are used along with other types of treatment. They include:

Pinpoint Accuracy and Precision: TrueBeam STx Novalis Linear Accelerator and Brain Lab

This powerful noninvasive radiosurgery system opens up treatment options for some of the most complex and challenging cancers in areas such as the lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, brain and spine and central nervous system. It works by choreographing highly sophisticated systems—imaging, beam delivery and motion control allowing your cancer treatment team to “see” the tumor they are about to treat and apply very accurate and precise beams of radiation to it while compensating for your movement. This technology and treatment is fast and powerful and precise, with most treatments lasting only a few minutes and able to target tumors with submillimeter accuracy.

The Art of Minimalism: da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgeries

While Riverside Cancer Institute offers advanced options for medical oncology and radiation therapies, we also offer many choices for surgery. This state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical technique is minimally-invasive and extremely precise, resulting in less complications and quicker recovery times. With the advanced technology available at Riverside Cancer Institute, you’ll have access to the same, advanced treatment options available at many major cancer centers throughout the country.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses X-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles to fight cancer. Like surgery, radiation therapy is used in several ways depending on the type and location of the cancer. Certain levels of radiation work to destroy cancer cells or prevent cells from growing or reproducing. This treatment may provide a cure for cancer, control the disease, or help relieve its symptoms.

Radiation therapy is given through different methods, depending on the type of cancer, the location of the cancer, and your health and is sometimes used in combination with other treatments. Two main types of radiation therapy include external and internal radiation.

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