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Medical Oncology 2017-06-14T17:11:19+00:00

Medical Oncology

Our experience and State-of-the-Art equipment gives us the edge to aggressively treat cancer.

El Portal Comprehensive Cancer Center is excited to announce a new era in multidisciplinary cancer treatment in Merced. Patient’s here have the advantage of seeing a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist in one visit. “This new generation of treatment technology represents a major step in the fight against cancer.” Using a team approach our professionals work together to consider all treatment options and develop an individual treatment plan for each patient.

A Comprehensive Approach

Medical Oncology doctors usually treat cancer with radiation therapy, surgery or medications, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and/or biologic therapy, either alone or in combination. If your cancer can be treated with radiation, you will be referred to a radiation oncologist – a doctor who specializes in treating patients with radiation therapy. Your radiation oncologist will work with your primary doctor and other cancer specialists, such as surgeons and medical oncologists, to oversee your care. He or she will discuss the details of your cancer with you, the role of radiation therapy in your overall treatment plan and what to expect from your treatment.

 

State of the Art Equipment

  • Maximizes Effectiveness
    With IGRT, higher doses of radiation can be focused and delivered directly to tumors and cancer cells.
  • Minimizes Risks
    With the accuracy of the Radiation Treatment field placement, with daily CT guidance, exposure of the tissue can be reduced. Therefore, less side effects from Radiation Treatment.
  • Maximizes Visualization
    El Portal Merced Cancer houses Merced CT the newest CT Examinations in the North Valley. We  are now capable of integrating the CT images into our treatment planning for 3D conformal Radiation Treatment.