Alliance Cancer Care at Red Rocks Treats

Brain Tumors

Radiation therapy is used to treat brain tumors painlessly and noninvasively. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to brain tumors safely and effectively. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to their normal activities immediately after each treatment. Radiation therapy serves as an effective treatment for primary brain tumors and metastatic brain lesions, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. Several factors determine candidacy for brain tumor radiation therapy treatment including your age, overall health, the type, location and size of the tumor, as well as how aggressive the tumor appears to be.

Brain Tumor Types

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Brain Metastases
  • Chordoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Gangliocytoma
  • Germinoma
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Glomus Tumors
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Neurocytoma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Parotid SCCA
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Vestibular Schwannoma

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the tissues of the colon, which is the longest part of the large intestine and comprises the lower part of the digestive system. Radiation therapy is used to treat colon cancer painlessly and noninvasively. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is an effective treatment for colon cancer, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to the cancer with a linear accelerator (LINAC). Treatments are delivered daily Monday through Friday. Each treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The treatment process is painless, safe and will not burn or hurt you. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to routine activities immediately after each treatment. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating colon cancer.

Head & Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancer refers collectively to cancers that arise in the head and neck region, including the nasal cavity, sinuses, mouth, lips, salivary glands, larynx or throat. These cancers typically begin in the squamous cells that line the moist surfaces inside the mouth, nose and throat. Radiation therapy is used to treat head and neck cancer painlessly and noninvasively. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is an effective treatment for head and neck cancer, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to the cancer cells with a linear accelerator (LINAC). Treatments are delivered daily Monday through Friday. Each treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The treatment process is painless, safe and will not burn or hurt you. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to routine activities immediately after each treatment. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating head and neck cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer starts in the pancreas. The most common form of the disease is known as exocrine pancreatic cancer. Radiation therapy is used to treat pancreatic cancer painlessly and noninvasively. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is an effective treatment for exocrine pancreatic cancer, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to the cancer with a linear accelerator (LINAC). Treatments are delivered daily Monday through Friday. Each treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The treatment process is painless, safe and will not burn or hurt you. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to routine activities immediately after each treatment. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating pancreatic cancer, particularly when the cancer has spread and grown beyond the pancreas. Radiation therapy may also be delivered as a palliative treatment to relieve symptoms, such as pain, in patients with advanced disease.