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Cancer Treatment

Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center was the first center in the region devoted exclusively to cancer treatment, and we continue to be a leader in the field.

During cancer treatment, you’ll receive care from a team of cancer specialists, including cancer doctors (oncologists) and registered nurses and social workers who are certified in cancer care.

Cancer treatment is rapidly improving, which means you may have options when it comes to treatment. Your team will customize a treatment plan based on your type of cancer, your lifestyle and your preferences.

Treatment may include one or more of the following:
  • Biological therapy
  • Chemotherapy in the form of pills or capsules that you take at home
  • Chemotherapy given through infusions in the cancer center 
  • High-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, which delivers radiation therapy through radioactive pellets placed in or near the tumor(s)
  • Hormone therapy, which can kill some types of cancer cells and cause cancers to stop growing
  • Immunotherapy, which uses the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells
  • Radiation therapy, one of the most common treatments for cancer
  • Radiosurgery, a form of highly focused, high-dose radiation therapy
  • Surgery