Radiation Oncology

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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