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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Inside the hollow area of the bones is a spongy core called bone marrow. It is here, that stem cells are produced. Stem...
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Inside the hollow area of the bones is a spongy core called bone marrow. It is here, that stem cells are produced. Stem cells are...
Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
Stem cells are unique cells located in bone marrow or peripheral blood that can develop into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The...
Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
Stem cells are unique cells located in bone marrow or peripheral blood that can develop into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The...
Biopsy I
Biopsy I
A biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of tissue is removed from the body for examination. A diagnosis is made when cells are...
Biopsy II
Biopsy II
A biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of tissue is removed from the body for examination. A diagnosis is made when cells are...
Bladder Cancer
Bladder Cancer
The urinary system is composed of two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, and the urethra. The kidneys remove waste products from the blood and form...
Blood and Platelet Transfusion
Blood and Platelet Transfusion
The blood circulating in the body is made up of several components: red blood cells, which carry oxygen; white blood cells or leukocytes, which fight...
Bone Scans
Bone Scans
The spine consists of 33 vertebrae that protect the spinal cord and provide stability to the torso. The lower section of the spine is called...
Brachytherapy
Brachytherapy
High dose rate, or HDR brachytherapy is a revolutionary new form of internal radiation which temporarily exposes abnormal tissue to a high amount of radiation.
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
The female breast is primarily composed of fatty tissue and mammary glands. Mammary glands drain into the lactiferous sinus, which connects them to the nipple.
Calypso System
Calypso System
The prostate can move during radiation treatment as a result of breathing or movement in the intestines. Radiation oncologists tend to enlarge the treatment area...
Cancer Overview
Cancer Overview
The human body is composed of millions of cells that vary in size, shape, and function. Cells are the building blocks of all the different...
CAT Scans
CAT Scans
A CAT scan is used to detect both bone and soft tissue damage. During the procedure, three-dimensional anatomical imagery is created by utilizing x-ray technology.X-rays...
Cervical Dysplasia
Cervical Dysplasia
The uterus is the central organ of a woman’s reproductive system. This hollow, muscular chamber houses and protects a developing fetus during pregnancy. The...
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy
The human body is made up of millions of cells that vary in shape, size and function. In healthy tissues, new cells are created during...
Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia
Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia
Cancer treatments are targeted to destroy fast growing cancer cells. However, cancer treatments also harm healthy cells, especially cells that divide quickly. These include cells...
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Inside the hollow area of the bones is a spongy core called bone marrow. It is here, that stem cells are produced. Stem cells are...
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Inside the hollow area of the bones is a spongy core called bone marrow. It is here, that stem cells are produced. Stem cells are...
Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer
The colon, or large intestine, is a long, hollow tube at the end of the digestive tract which is located in the abdomen. It acts...
CVC and PICC
CVC and PICC
Chemotherapy is the use of medicine to kill cancer cells. These anticancer medicines are usually given as an intravenous (or IV) infusion where they drip...
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Food and liquid pass from the mouth to the stomach through a muscular tube called the esophagus. Sometimes, the cells of the esophagus become cancerous.
Gastric (Stomach) Cancer
Gastric (Stomach) Cancer
The gastrointestinal, or GI, tract includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. It is here, in the GI tract, where digestion of...
Hodgkins Lymphoma
Hodgkins Lymphoma
The lymphatic system is part of the body’s immune system. The lymph nodes throughout the body are connected by a network of lymph vessels. Lymph...
Hyperthermia Treatment
Hyperthermia Treatment
Typically, when treating cancerous tumors, a patient may receive radiation therapy or chemotherapy. While these treatments can be beneficial in some cases, an innovative...
Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy
A woman's reproductive system includes the uterus, the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, and the vagina. The reproductive system is responsible for producing sex hormones and...
IMRT
IMRT
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, or IMRT, is one of the most advanced treatment methods available in external beam radiation therapy. Initially, a CT scan is...
IORT
IORT
Typically, when treating breast cancer, some type of surgery is performed to remove the tumor. After breast-preserving surgery, external beam radiation is typically given for...
Kidney Transplant
Kidney Transplant
The kidneys are a pair of small, bean-shaped organs located towards the back of the torso, behind the lower ribs. Although people are born with...
Liver Cancer
Liver Cancer
The liver is the largest organ inside the body and is located just below the ribs on the right side. The liver has many...
Liver Transplant
Liver Transplant
The liver is part of the digestive system and is located in the upper right side of the abdomen. It has several life-sustaining functions: it...
Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
The lungs are the primary organ in respiration. They are sponge-like organs that are divided into lobes. Although the right lung has three lobes, the...
MRI
MRI
When someone suffers from an internal ailment that cannot be detected by a traditional office examination, an MRI may be necessary.When an MRI is administered,
Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Myeloma
Inside the hollow area of the bones is a spongy core called bone marrow. It is here, that stem cells are produced. Stem cells are...
Navigational Bronchoscopy
Navigational Bronchoscopy
When examining tissue masses or tumors inside the lungs, a standard flexible bronchoscope is typically used. However, many bronchoscopes cannot find or reach tumors located...
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
The lymphatic system is part of the body's immune system, which is responsible for keeping the body free of disease. The lymph nodes throughout the...
Osteosarcoma
Osteosarcoma
The skeletal system serves as the framework for the body and also protects the internal organs. Bones grow by a process called remodeling. During remodeling...
Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
A woman's reproductive system contains two ovaries, which are vital in the role of reproduction. The ovaries are attached to either side of the uterus...
Ovariectomy
Ovariectomy
A woman's reproductive system contains two ovaries, which are vital in the role of reproduction. The ovaries are attached to either side of the uterus...
PET/ CT Scanner
PET/ CT Scanner
A PET/CT scanner merges both PET and CT capabilities into one machine to identify abnormal tissue and its location. However, standard scanners of the past...
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer
The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It is a small, round gland that is located in front of the rectum at the...
Prostate Needle Biopsy
Prostate Needle Biopsy
During a prostate exam, a doctor may choose to take a needle biopsy sample to check for prostate cancer. This surgical procedure removes tissue from...
Prostate Removal
Prostate Removal
The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It is a small, round gland that is located in front of the rectum at the...
Radiation Sickness
Radiation Sickness
Radioactive elements such as uranium and barium, release excess energy in the form of particles or waves. Alpha particles, Beta particles, and gamma rays are...
Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It serves many important functions, including protecting the body from infection, and regulating body temperature and...
Splenectomy
Splenectomy
The spleen is a relatively fragile organ located in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen, behind the stomach. It helps produce, store and filter...
TheraSphere
TheraSphere
TheraSphere is a new form of cancer treatment that directly treats tumors in the liver using small, radioactive glass beads, measuring one-third the diameter of...
Thrombocytopenia
Thrombocytopenia
Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. The three main components of blood are red blood cells, which carry oxygen; white blood cells or...
TomoTherapy
TomoTherapy
The Tomotherapy HI-ART System combines both CT scanning technology with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, or IMRT. Initially, a CT scan is performed on the affected...
Trilogy System
Trilogy System
The Trilogy System uses many of the most advanced treatment methods available in external beam radiation and stereotactic therapy to treat many different cancer types.
Uterine Cancer
Uterine Cancer
The uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ of the female reproductive system; it is sometimes referred to as the womb. It is the organ that...
Video Capsule Endoscopy
Video Capsule Endoscopy
The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). It is approximately 20 feet long and is the site where most digestion takes...
X-Rays
X-Rays
X-ray technology utilizes high-energy rays that can pass through certain body tissue and create imagery vital to diagnosis and treatment.The x-ray machine is composed of...