The Frye Cancer Support Center provides a full complement of cancer treatments. Our team of specialists, including radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and other medical sub-specialists, review cancer cases and determine treatments in weekly Tumor Board sessions.
Although a Tumor Board review is available to every patient, this approach is particularly advised for patients with complex cancer. In addition, our patients have access to the latest in clinical trials through our board certified medical and surgical oncologists.
Surgery is an integral component to the treatment plan of many cancer patients. Surgical oncology focuses on the surgical management of tumors as well as cancerous tumors.
Complete with valet parking and ground floor entrance, our state-of-the art radiation oncology facility provides patients with advanced technology to treat their disease. The linear accelerator is designed to track and destroy cancer cells with pinpoint precision. With our sophisticated onboard treatment planning system, we can provide Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) to target cancer tissue with tightly focused 3D radiation beams. Aiming a precise dose of radiation to the shape and depth of the tumor avoids damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.
The dedicated care team includes physicians, a physicist, a dosimetrist, registered nurses, licensed radiation therapists and a data coordinator who are sensitive to the healing needs of the whole person. Our approach ensures a comprehensive treatment plan which focuses the radiation on the tumor, while minimizing the risks to the surrounding normal organs.
The Infusion Care Center provides outpatient chemotherapy and other infusion services. Nurses specially trained in chemotherapy and biotherapy administer intravenous medications including chemotherapy, antibiotics, hydration therapy, antivirals, immune globulin, blood and blood products, steroids, and hermatopetic agents. Using the latest technologies available, including needleless systems and ambulatory infusion pumps, the Infusion Care Center provides first dose administration and monitoring, intravenous catheter services, including PICC and MIDline insertion, and central catheter repair, with our on-site pharmacist overseeing each dose.
Our certified lymphedema therapists assist patients in controlling and reducing lymphatic swelling associated with cancer. Specialized massage and wrapping techniques are used to reduce fluids in the soft tissues providing relief from pain and reducing the risk of cellulitis infection.
For cancer resources, call the Frye Cancer Support Center at 828.315.3596.
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