Comprehensive and Expert Radiation Oncology Services
The Cancer Center at Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers is privileged to provide patients access to some of the most well respected radiation oncologists in the area: Syed J. Shirazi, M.D., Adam Dickler, M.D., and Neil Mehta, M.D..
The Cancer Center at Little Company of Mary is ranked in the top 27 percent of the nation's cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. The center offers highly skilled cancer specialists, the latest medical technologies for diagnosis and treatment, participation in clinical trials and a wide spectrum of support services. All cancer services are centered in a 33,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility located on the Hospital campus. Every aspect of the bright and cheerful center was designed with the needs of the patient and family in mind.
Little Company of Mary offers a broad spectrum of treatment options for the management of benign and malignant tumors via radiation therapy. The Hospital has the latest in linear accelerator technology for radiation therapy--all housed in The Cancer Center.
As a result of advanced technology, patients at Little Company of Mary exhibit fewer side effects from radiation therapy and physicians are able to preserve more healthy tissue during a course of treatment. New technologies also enable physicians to deliver higher localized doses of radiation to better control the disease. The process involves an initial consultation, treatment planning, treatment delivery and follow-up care.
Little Company of Mary offers:
- IGRT - Image Guided Radiation Therapy - NEW! Elekta Synergy S New Linear Accelerator that uses 3D technology for precise radiation therapy.
- External beam radiation therapy - two linearaccelerators that produce high-energy X-rays
- Low-dose and high-dose brachytherapy - therapy involves placing radioactive isotopes directly in or near the tumor via special applicators to target cancer cells
- Radioactive seed implants for prostate cancer - radioactive isotopes are implanted directly into the tumor in the prostate gland
- Radiopharmaceutical injection for metastatic bone disease - an intravenous therapy delivered through infusion
- Iodine therapy for thyroid cancer - a capsule taken orally and absorbed by the thyroid tissue
- IMRT - An advanced form of radiation that provides 3-dimensional conformal images customized to tumor and organ structures resulting in less side effects and toxicities and more radiation directly to intended site
- MammoSite - An interstitial radiation therapy that provides Brachytherapy to women with breast cancer. This allows a one to five day course of treatment versus six weeks and minimizes side effects and toxicities of external beam radiation.
- HDR - High dose rate therapy used in brachytherapy such as prostate brachytherapy. We are one of a limited number of facilities that provide prostate HDR to men. This procedure is broken into two to four treatments, allowing men to return to normal activities within a few days.
The Cancer Center