When it comes to fighting cancer, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe is designed to provide the expert physicians you deserve in the compassionate and comfortable environment you need.
Our providers are board-certified in radiology and diagnostic imaging, with extensive training and years of experience. Our staff bring their extensive knowledge and expertise in cancer treatment and therapy to every patient we are privileged to care for. We are devoted to staying current with the latest developments in cancer, as members of the American Society of Radiation Therapy.
Cancer Treatment and Surgery
A key component of effectively treating cancer may involve surgery and we are proud to offer minimally-invasive techniques and robot-assisted technology for improved outcomes.
When cancer is diagnosed it may be treated in a variety of ways, depending on the nature and complexity of the illness. At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe these treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biotherapy and complementary therapies. They may also involve a combination of these approaches.
Our providers are board-certified and experienced in treating a number of cancers, giving you the best chance for remission and a healthy life. Some common cancer diseases and treatments we treat include:
- Bone Metastasis
- Bone Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Brain Tumors
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Gynecological Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Lung Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Skin Cancer
Radiation therapy can be one of the most effective ways to combat certain types of cancer, and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe provides a full range of radiation and diagnostic services.
Our radiation oncology team works closely with your other physicians and health care providers to coordinate your care and make your treatment with us as comfortable as possible.
The goal of radiation therapy is to deliver a high enough dose of radiation into the tumor to kill cancer cells while sparing the surrounding normal tissue from damage. There are several different techniques available to achieve this aim including:
External beam radiation therapy, focusing a beam of ionizing radiation
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) irradiate the tumor with a lethal dose while limiting the radiation received by the normal tissue that surrounds the tumor
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) is the use of frequent imaging during a course of radiation therapy to improve the precision and accuracy of the delivery of the treatment
Cone Beam CT produces a more sophisticated image in less time and with less X-ray exposure
3-D Conformational Radiation to determine the configuration of a radiation beam so that it precisely conforms to the targeted tumor
Depending on the location, size and type of your tumor or tumors, one or a combination of these techniques may be recommended. In some cases, radiation therapy is employed as a supportive measure to reduce pain, pressure or bleeding. Numerous benign tumors or growths may also be treated with radiation therapy.
The members of the radiation oncology team will work with your physicians and other health care providers in a multidisciplinary approach to provide you with comprehensive treatment.
Our radiation oncologists participate in local hospital multidisciplinary tumor boards, and patients needing more complex treatment planning may be discussed with professionals from the different oncology specialties in order to determine the best treatment regimen. This is an added measure to ensure you receive optimal care for treating your cancer.