Cancer clinic in Utah County, Utah
At Timpanogos Regional Hospital, we offer a team of cancer specialists that work together to provide you with compassionate, comprehensive cancer care throughout your journey. Additionally, we offer access to advanced radiation therapy services, including tomotherapy, to help you heal.
For more information about our oncology services at Timpanogos Regional Hospital, call (801) 714-6000.
Types of cancer we treat
We offer comprehensive cancer care for many different types of cancer, including:
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
Cancer treatments options
Our radiation therapy services include:
Brachytherapy, also known as internal radiation, involves the placement of radiation directly at the site of the cancerous tumor. A key feature of brachytherapy is that the radiation only affects a localized area around the radiation source.
The precision of brachytherapy results in patients receiving more efficient treatment. Timpanogos Regional Hospital was the first hospital to bring brachytherapy to Utah County.
We also offer image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT), more commonly referred to as tomotherapy. This system uses images from computed tomography (CT) scans to design external radiation beams that conform to the shape of the tumor. It does this by delivering beams from many directions. During tomotherapy, doctors use the technology to take images of the tumor right before treatment sessions to precisely target the tumor and spare healthy tissue.
What to expect from tomotherapy
During tomotherapy, our radiology team will help you onto the system’s screening bed where you lie on your back. The bed will move you through the CT machine to reveal the location and size of the tumor.
Our oncology team then puts together a plan by using your CT images and special software that determines the size and shape of the tumor and its proximity to sensitive organs and tissues. Our oncology doctor then prescribes how much radiation the tumor should receive and begins treatment.
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