Leading Southwest Louisiana in Cancer Care Services
Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commision on Cancer (CoC).
The Cancer Center at Lake Charles Memorial Health System is the top facility
for cancer treatment in Southwest Louisiana. Our goal is to treat clients
in a holistic way, providing care for the patient at every level.
Accredited by the Commission on Cancer
Lake Charles Memorial has received accreditation from the American College
of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). Our Cancer Center has held CoC
accreditation since 1993, renewed annually. We also obtained an approval
rating for the next three years based on seven commendations received
because of compliance with 36 standards set forth by CoC. This is a voluntary
program designating excellence and adherence to the high standards set
forth by the Commission.
Advanced Radiation Therapy
Cancer treatments include:
- Removing tumors through precision surgery
- Killing cancer cells using radiation
- Killing cancer cells using chemotherapy
We utilize advanced treatments such as Trilogy and Smart Arc technology.
Close to 3 in 5 of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy, and
the Trilogy linear accelerator utilizes a radiation technology that more
accurately pinpoints and destroys cancer cells in less time and with less
side effects. We also utilize computerized real-time positioning during
radiation treatment sessions to manage the motion of cancerous tumors.I
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
IMRT gives radiation oncologists the tools and technology necessary to
pinpoint and destroy cancer cells using non-invasive therapy. Imaging
technology such as computed tomography (CT) gives the oncologist a three-dimensional
image of the growth. This allows for precision in planning treatment of
the cancer and eradication of the tumors using radiation therapy. Our
technology enables us to maximize control of the radiation in order to
precisely focus beams and protect surrounding, healthy parts of the body.
Our doctors carefully plan each patient's treatment. One option that
may be considered for certain types of cancer-including gynecologic cancer,
prostate cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer-is
brachytherapy, which essentially means "short distance therapy."
This technologically advanced and complex method can be accomplished in
minutes, and utilizes tiny sources of radioactivity-which are precisely
placed in or directly beside tumors using a high dose rate after-loader-to
destroy cancerous growths.
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