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IN CANCER CARE
Cancer care delivered straight to the tumor. Using advanced, minimally invasive techniques, our specialists are able to treat tumors directly, without the side effects associated with traditional chemotherapy or radiation.
We offer treatments for the following conditions:
symptoms of neuropathy
cancer related care
Poor Circulation or PAD
Non-healing Sores & Wounds
Our Approach to Cancer Care
Oncologists refer patients to the Endovascular Specialists at CiC to help their patients with their overall cancer care. Treatment at CiC offers procedures that will help alleviate pain or shrink tumors. CiC’s providers are expertly trained and pride themselves on staying abreast of the latest FDA approved treatments and technologies that can help patients achieve the best possible outcome. Contact our office for more information on the following:
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Spinal Metastases
This procedure treats cancerous tumors that have spread (metastasized) from the original cancer site to the spine. RFA uses energy to cause the tumor to die. This procedure can greatly relieve pain and allow patients to live a more normal lifestyle while they are being treated for their primary cancer.
Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE)
TACE is a treatment for liver tumors that are too large, too numerous, or too invasive to be removed surgically. Tiny beads containing high-dose chemotherapy are delivered into the arteries feeding the tumors. The beads cut off blood flow to the tumor while also delivering the medication directly where it is needed.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
RFA treats tumors that cannot be removed with surgery, because of their size, number, or location. Through a tiny nick in the skin, a thin needle electrode is guided into place near the tumor using image guidance, like X-rays. Once in place, it generates a highly focused heat to destroy the cancer cells. Because of the localized effects of the RFA procedure, it is free from many of the side effects of other forms of treatment. The success rate of RFA in eliminating small tumors of the liver is very high.
Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Placement
A CVC is a semi-permanent tube that is used for patients needing regular intravenous treatments. It eliminates the need for multiple IVs and needle sticks which can damage veins. It delivers medicine right into the bloodstream.
Cryoablation uses extreme cold to destroy tumors. Many patients who aren’t able to have tumors surgically removed are candidates for cryoablation. This treatment is less invasive than surgery and does less harm to nearby healthy tissues.
Microwave Ablation (MWA)
MWA uses microwave energy to generate extreme heat to destroy or shrink tumors. MWA is low-risk and done without general anesthesia and no overnight hospital stay. Like CIC’s other interventional radiology procedures, it uses image guidance to treat cancerous tumors where they live. Because of the localized effects of the MWA procedure, it is free from many of the side effects of other forms of treatment.
Port Placement for Chemotherapy
Ports make regular intravenous chemotherapy treatments more comfortable for patients. A port replaces the need for multiple needle sticks. It has two parts: a reservoir, and a catheter. The medication is placed into the port. From the reservoir, the catheter delivers it into the vein.
Preoperative Embolization of Tumors
For tumors that are going to be removed by surgery, preoperative embolization can be done prior. Tumors of the liver, kidneys, or bones have a large blood supply, making them riskier to remove during surgery than other types of tumors. Interventional radiologists can cut off blood flow to these tumors (embolization), shrinking them in size and reducing the risk of blood loss and the need for transfusions during surgery.