Cancers We Treat

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Most types of cancer respond to radiation. Cancers that “shrink” rapidly are termed radio-sensitive; others that don’t respond are called radio-resistant.

Even radio-resistant tumors can respond if additional therapy is delivered at a higher dose. Not surprisingly, radio-sensitive tumors can be cured with radiation. These include cancers of the prostate, breast, vocal cords, head and neck, thyroid, rectum/anus, and skin (except malignant melanoma). Other, less sensitive, tumors can be treated with radiation for palliation – decreasing the size of the tumor, reducing pain, controlling bleeding – and can prolong lives or improve the quality of life for patients with tumors considered incurable. 

  • Breast cancer

  • Prostate cancer

  • Head and neck cancers

  • Lung cancer

  • Colon and rectal cancers

  • Brain tumors

  • Esophageal cancer

  • Lymphomas

  • Cancer of pancreas

  • Anal cancer

  • Bladder cancer

  • Testis cancer

  • Skin cancer

  • Melanoma

  • Multiple myeloma

  • Gynecological cancers

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Thyroid cancer

  • Kidney cancer