All cancers begin the same way—when healthy cells experience a change and grow out of control. Despite these similar beginnings, there are many different forms of cancer that act differently and can be diagnosed more frequently depending on their location of origin. At South Florida Radiation Oncology, our board-certified radiation oncologists use advanced technologies to treat many different types of cancer that affect adult men and women, including the following:
- Prostate cancer: The most common form of cancer in the United States is prostate cancer, with an estimated 240,000 new cases to be diagnosed in the year of 2012 according to the National Cancer Institute. This type of cancer typically grows slowly and remains confined to the prostate gland for a long period of time, but can become more aggressive and spread to other healthy tissues. Early detection and advanced cancer treatment is key to preventing the spread of disease and preserving quality of life.
- Breast cancer: Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer in American women, affecting an estimated one in every eight women at some point in their lives. There are many different types of breast cancer, the causes of which are not fully known. Thanks to advances in medical technology over the past couple decades, more women have been detecting this disease early and finding effective treatment.
- Lung cancer: Although lung cancer is not the most common cancer diagnosis in the United States, it is by far the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. The development of this deadly disease is strongly correlated with tobacco use or exposure to second-hand smoke—over 90 percent of lung cancer diagnoses arose from regular tobacco use.
- Colorectal cancer: Cancers that begin in the colon or rectum are known as colorectal cancers. Although the causes of this cancer are not known, almost all cases develop from small benign growths in the area called polyps. By participating in regular cancer screens, such as colonoscopies, patients can detect cancerous polyps early and receive effective treatment.
South Florida Radiation Oncology is committed to personalized, compassionate cancer care. We provide only the most advanced radiation treatment options. Our therapy options, including CyberKnife, Brachytherapy, TrueBeam and much more, are available to each patient to meet their unique needs and situation. For more information about our cancer treatment services, please call us today at (888) 823-9162.