Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer cells are often shaped differently from healthy cells, and they reproduce rapidly, forming tumors, despite signals sent from the body to stop.
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The human genome contains many types of genes that control cell growth. When these genes have an error in their DNA, they may not work properly. Cancer can develop if many gene errors occur.
After your cancer diagnosis, everything in life may suddenly feel out of control. Your initial thoughts may be "How could this have happened to me?" and "How will I get through this?"
The goals of cancer treatment are to get rid of the cancer; prevent it from recurring; prolong life, and, if necessary, provide palliation, or easing of symptoms to improve quality of life.
Newer tests and cancer treatments have added many months and years to people's lives. As a result, cancer is increasingly viewed as a long-term chronic illness.
Making careful food choices will help support your immune system's fight against cancer. The foods you choose to eat during treatment will vary according to any side effects you may have.
External Beam Radiation Therapy
Sparks Radiation Treatment Center's mission is to set a greater standard for cancer treatment in the River Valley by providing comprehensive care with the most advanced technology available, coupled with a positively caring and professional staff.
Sparks Radiation Treatment Center treats cancer with innovation. We are proud to be the first center in Arkansas to treat multiple types of cancer using TrueBeam® technology. Our board-certified Radiation Oncologist and highly trained staff can offer a variety of treatments using advanced 3-D imaging technology.
Every patient receives a unique treatment plan that maximizes the dose to the tumor while reducing exposure to the normal health tissues, resulting in better quality of life during and after the course of treatment. Using state-of-the-art technology, including IMRT, IGRT and RapidArc® Radiotherapy, we offer the most progressive cancer treatment in the River Valley region.
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