The CiC Approach to Cancer Care
Our interventional oncology specialists focus treatment on the organ where the cancer lives. Working as part of the patient’s cancer care team, our doctors treat the tumor where it is, such as in the liver, spine, kidney, or bones. This targeted approach avoids many of the drawbacks of more systemic treatments that affect the whole body.
We offer treatments for the following conditions:
Arterial Disease / PAD
Enlarged Prostate / BPH
One of the most exciting things about interventional care for cancer is that IR doctors can target the organ where the cancer lives. With image guidance, including x-ray, fluoroscopy, and ultrasound, they use special instruments to travel through the bloodstream to the liver, kidney, or bones where the tumor is. Once they have located it, they use different techniques to directly treat the tumor.
Using either thermal or chemical methods, treatment is focused on the tumor itself, with little effect on the surrounding tissues. Because of the localized effects of these procedures, they do not have many of the side effects of those treatments that need to travel throughout the body to reach their target.
These treatments are performed in CiC/CSC facilities, where patients receive continuous nursing care. It’s less intimidating than a hospital and there is no need to stay overnight, patients go home the same day.
IR is a valuable tool to augment traditional cancer treatments.