Cancer Care

//Cancer Care
Cancer Care2018-10-23T22:21:39+00:00

At Capital Radiation Therapy, our treatment options and plans to improve your health are second to none. With innovative techniques focused on minimizing the radiation side effects of treatment, we are confident one of our therapy options will best suit your needs.

We know that your diagnosis is difficult news. We are committed to providing all new patients with a consultation appointment within five days of your call to us or when we receive your physician referral. During this appointment, we will evaluate your individual situation and provide treatment options that are catered to your personal needs.

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To schedule an appointment, please call us at 360-596-4872 or 1-888-677-9757. We are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding major holidays.

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COMMON TYPES OF CANCER WE TREAT

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon & Rectal Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

OUR TREATMENT OPTIONS

3 & 4 Dimensional Radiation Therapy

A procedure that uses a computer to create a 3- or 4-dimensional image of the tumor to allow physicians to locate and dose high amounts of radiation to the area. By knowing the size and location, they can focus on that single area, minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissue.

Some of our specific 3 & 4 dimensional radiation therapy options include:

  • IGRT- Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
  • IMRT- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • 3-D Conformal Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery-Radiotherapy
  • SBRT- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Linac-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Gliasite Radiation Therapy System

Delivers radiation to delicate parts of the brain via a Gliasite balloon catheter placed where the removed tumor in the brain was located. The catheter remains in the tumor cavity for several days until the patient is recovered from surgery. It then filled with Iotrex, a solution of liquid radiation, that is released over the course of a week. The radiotherapy concentrates on the edges of the tumor cavity surrounding the balloon where tumors are most likely to grow back.

The internal radiation device minimizes the amount of healthy tissue exposed to the radiation, unlike most other radiation therapies. This reduced exposure to radiation limits the side effects associated with radiation exposure. Most patients are able to leave the hospital within one week rather than six.

Brachytherapy (radioactive implant)

Also referred as internal radiation, brachytherapy uses a radioactive implant inserted near or in the tumor. The radiation released from the implant only travels a short distance, minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissue. The implants are inserted into the body using a catheter.

Some of our specific brachytherapy options include:

  • LDR- Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • HDR- High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • SAVI Partial Breast Irradiation
  • Prostate Implants (Temporary & Permanent)
  • Interstitial Implants (Head & Neck and Extremity)
  • Gynecologic Implants

Hyperthermia

Is a treatment where tissue is exposed to high temperatures, up to 113° F. It is nearly always used in conjunction with another form of cancer therapy (e.g. chemotherapy or radiation therapy) because it may make the cancer cells to be more sensitive to the radiation. Hyperthermia can also enhance the effect of certain cancer drugs.

OUR CARE TEAM

Our board certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Randy Sorum, leads a team of highly trained health care professionals. Full-time board certified medical physicists and dosimetrists work closely with our physicians to ensure optimal treatment planning and delivery. All of our therapists are certified by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists in Radiation Therapy.

  • Randy Sorum, MD, chief oncologist
  • Nathan Bittner, MD
  • Dean Mastras, MD
  • Michael McDonough, MD
  • Ann Pittier, MD
  • Michael Soronen, MD
  • Audrey Tran, MD
  • Herbert Wang, MD

Capital Radiation Therapy Physicians are a part of Tacoma/Valley Radiation Oncology Centers.