TomoTherapy – Lung Treatment

TomoTherapy – Lung Treatment

Male-patient-comfort-inner-imageWith the TomoTherapy HD System, our doctors at the Palo Verde Cancer Center Scottsdale can effectively treat lung cancers while minimizing the side effects common with conventional radiation therapy.

Instead of a single beam of radiation, the TomoTherapy HD System divides radiation into smaller beamlets, enabling a treatment plan that is optimized for delivering maximum dose to tumors. By contouring radiation delivery to the shape of the tumor and delivering the beams continuously from all angles around your body, the TomoTherapy HD System can potentially minimize the damage to healthy lung tissue and other nearby organs, such as the heart.

The TomoTherapy HD System imaging capabilities allows Palo Verde Cancer Center Scottsdale doctors to confirm the location and size of the tumor before each treatment session, giving you the assurance that radiation will be delivered with extreme accuracy. This precision results in fewer side effects – such as difficulty breathing or heart damage – and typically allows patients to continue their normal daily routine throughout the course of treatment.

And, with a real-time imaging immediately before treatment, your doctor can adjust the treatment plan for changes in size of the tumor or movement of it from one day to the next.

Tomotherapy is offered at our Scottsdale location. Click here for more details.
To find out if TomoTherapy treatments are right for you, contact the Palo Verde Cancer Center Scottsdale at (480) 941-1211.