Gamma West Cancer Services was voted the 2022 Gold Medallion recipient for Best of Southern Utah Cancer Treatment Center. Thank you to everyone who voted and for choosing our team as we seek to continually innovate better ways to care for our patients and provide ground breaking cancer care solutions.
At Gamma West, Your Care is Personal
When it comes to deciding where to trust your care, we know it’s a big and important decision. We are thankful to our patients and their families who have allowed us to join them in their journey by providing compassionate and personalized cancer care.
Our team of highly skilled physicians incorporates the most advanced therapies available into your care plan. Your quality of life is especially important to us, meaning we have your physical and emotional well-being at the forefront of every decision we make.
Specialized Cancer Care
The team at Gamma West customizes your treatment plan specific to your cancer diagnosis, tumor size, location, and involvement.
Your radiation oncologist will review all available treatment options and recommend a personalized plan for you based on national guidelines, which guide all cancer treatments. Radiation therapy is used either alone or in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. Read below to learn more about our approach to radiation therapy and our specialized cancer care.
Radiation therapy treats cancer by delivering high doses of energy to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors. By breaking down cancer cells, radiation therapy prevents cancer from growing and spreading. This treatment approach also aids in reducing symptoms and helps prevent cancer from returning to the area.
Radiation can be delivered either from outside the body with a machine called a linear accelerator (external beam radiation) or from a radiation source implanted permanently or temporarily in the body (brachytherapy).
Breast Cancer Treatment
Using a type of radiation therapy called TomoTherapy treatment, we can treat breast cancer directly. This advanced treatment allows our team precision in aiming the radiation at the tumor while avoiding damage to the surrounding normal, healthy cells.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
The type and delivery of your treatment can vary. Every aspect of treatment is carefully considered- our goal is to provide you with the most effective prostate cancer treatment available.
Our team uses radiation therapy, which is targeted high-powered energy to kill cancer cells. During external beam radiation therapy, you lie on a table while a machine moves around your body, directing high-powered energy beams, such as X-rays or protons, to your prostate.
Depending on the tumor size and location, radiation therapy might also be used after surgery to kill any cancer cells remaining if there’s a risk of cancer spreading or returning.
If prostate cancer has already spread to other areas of the body, such as the bones, radiation therapy can help slow cancer growth and relieve symptoms, event alleviate pain.
See How We Are Customizing Cancer Care
No two situations are the same. That’s why our caring team of experts are here to provide you with a custom-tailored treatment plan that is unique to your diagnosis, tumor size, location and involvement. Click on the button below to learn more.