Treatment and Technology
Since 1993, CHI St. Luke's Health - Brazosport Cancer Center has been treating patients from Brazoria, Matagorda and surrounding counties. As a full service multidisciplinary cancer center providing top quality radiation services, we offer preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic treatment options to adults and geriatrics including:
- Preventative programs
- Risk assessment
- Screening protocols
- Pharmacologic services
- Radiation ablation
- Radiation Therapy - IMRT
Through initial consultation to continuing care, we treat a variety of cancer cases including:
- Head and neck
Radiation therapy is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. Radiation therapy damages cancer cells, which stops them from growing and dividing. If you and your doctor decide that radiation therapy is right for you, your doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan.
CHI St. Luke's Health - Brazosport Cancer Center uses the latest technology to battle cancer. For radiation treatment, the cancer center uses the Elekta Synergy®, the world’s first radiation treatment system with an integrated 3D imaging system, enabling physicians to target the tumor more precisely and more accurately, resulting in fewer side effects. Our approach to cancer treatment has been developed with the patient’s need in mind. Our goal is to improve the patient’s quality of life and the chances for long-term survival.
Surgery can be used by itself or in combination with other treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Surgery can be used to prevent, diagnose, determine the state, relieve symptoms, or remove the cancer. When removing the cancer, your doctor will go inside your body and remove the cancer along with the some healthy tissue in order to ensure that all of the cancer is removed. CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport offers advanced laparoscopic cancer operations including but not limited to a full mastectomy, rectal cancer and splenectomy.
As with all cancer treatment, if your doctor decides that surgery is right for you, you will be informed of what to do before and after surgery in order to reduce any risk.
PET/CT combines the functional information a PET exam with anatomical information from a CT exam in one single exam.
A PET scan detects changes in cellular function-specifically, how your cells are utilizing nutrients like sugar and oxygen. Since these functional changes take place before physical changes occur, PET can provide information that enables your physician to make an early diagnosis.
The advantage of CT is its ability to take cross sectional images of your body. These are combined with the information from the PET scan to provide more anatomic details of the metabolic changes in your body.
The PET exam pinpoints metabolic activity in cells and the CT exam provides an anatomical reference. When these two scans are fused together, your physician can view metabolic changes in the proper anatomical context of your body.
In order to help relieve pain or reduce symptoms, CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport provides physical, occupational, and speech therapies and offers wound healing and lymphedema services.