At the Center we recognize that learning you have cancer can be overwhelming. Our dedicated team of professionals works with patients and their loved ones from the time of diagnosis through completing their final treatment. In addition, we collaborate with area hospitals, physicians, and other cancer care providers to ensure our patients have access to the most effective treatment options available, right here in our community.
Radiation therapy is the treatment of disease using penetrating beams of high-energy waves or streams of particles called radiation. Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer and is used in more than half of all cancer cases.
Just as each patient is an individual, each patient’s cancer treatment needs are different. At the Center, we offer state-of-the-art radiation oncology treatment with equipment designed to deliver treatment quickly and effectively while reducing side effects.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of radiation oncology treatment you may contact either your doctor’s office for a referral or our Patient Navigation staff at (509) 737-3432. They would be happy to help you secure a referral for service at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.
In addition to radiation oncology, medical oncology is also available on-site at the Cancer Center and is performed by the physicians of Columbia Basin Hematology & Oncology.
Most often referred to as chemotherapy, medical oncology uses various medications to treat and manage cancer. This form of therapy can act in several ways including stopping or slowing cancer cell growth, acting indirectly to help healthy immune cells control cancer and by helping to repair normal cells damaged by other forms of cancer treatments.
For more information about medical oncology services please contact Columbia Basin Hematology & Oncology directly at (509) 783-0144.