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    Adult & Pediatric Cancer Services offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    At Sutter Cancer Centers, we provide care to patients of all ages by putting the finest tools in the hands of experts who understand that cancer affects not just the body, but the mind and spirit, as well.    Click here to learn more.


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    Apheresis offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Apheresis is the process of collecting blood from a donor or patient, separating out desired components and returning the remaining blood to the donor or patient.    Click here to learn more.


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    Biologic Therapy (Immunotherapy) offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Biologic therapy (also called immunotherapy or immunological therapy) is a rapidly advancing form of treatment that prompts the patient's own immune system to fight cancer or encourages the body to create more of a specific blood component (white blood cells, red blood cells or platelets) to treat an illness or counteract side effects of another cancer treatment.    Click here to learn more.


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    Blood and Marrow (Stem Cell) Transplant offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Transplants of blood-forming stem cells have proven effective in treating a number of cancers and blood-related disorders, including: Chronic and acute leukemias, Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Multiple myeloma, Aplastic anemia, Myelodysplasia, Testicular cancer Inborn blood disorders: sickle cell disease, thalassemia, others    Click here to learn more.


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    Chemotherapy offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    The most common of all cancer treatments, chemotherapy drugs fight cancer by killing cancer cells directly, much as an antibiotic fights infection by killing bacteria. A chemotherapy drug may be given alone or combined with other drugs or therapies to treat cancer directly, shrink tumors before surgery or alleviate symptoms of a disease. It is common for patients to receive chemotherapy in cycles that allow the drug to act and the body to recover before another dose is given.    Click here to learn more.


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    Clinical Trials offered through Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region


    Clinical trials are carefully designed, rigorously monitored studies that allow medical professionals to test promising new approaches to care.    Click here to learn more.


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    Consultative Tumor Conferences offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Although one physician typically manages a cancer patient's care, treatment plans result from a coordinated effort between several medical specialists. At Sutter Cancer Centers, patients with complex solid tumor and blood-related cancers receive concentrated attention from Sutter Cancer Center doctors representing multiple specialties who meet to review and evaluate individual patient cases.    Click here to learn more.


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    Cryoablation (Benign Breast Tumors) offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Sutter Cancer Center Treatments & Services A breakthrough treatment called cryoablation is now making it possible for women with fibroadenomas, benign but troublesome breast tumors, to destroy the tumors without surgery.   Click here to learn more.


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    Gamma Knife Radiosurgery offered through Sutter Neuroscience Institute


    Sutter Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Center offers adults and children an innovative, proven technology used in place of conventional brain surgery.    Click here to learn more.


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    Hyperthermia/Sugarbaker Procedure offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Researchers have known for some time that cancer cells respond differently to heat than normal tissue cells. Heat delivered at a certain temperature kills tumor cells without harming normal tissue, and heat greatly increases cancer cells' absorption of chemotherapy agents. Thermal ablation exploits this difference by inserting probes into tumors and heating them to destroy tumor tissue without harming normal cells.    Click here to learn more.


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    Infusion Therapy offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Infusion is the process of providing a patient with fluid, blood or blood product, a drug or nutritional product directly into the bloodstream. For patients who need infusion to treat illnesses or counteract side effects of treatment, Infusion Therapy Services at Sutter Cancer Centers in Sacramento and Roseville, and through a satellite clinic at Sutter Davis Hospital provide pleasant, convenient outpatient care.    Click here to learn more.


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    Laser Treatments offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Use of lasers in medicine continues to expand as research uncovers new applications and laser technology becomes increasingly refined. Therapies using lasers in cancer treatments include treating cancer and precancerous conditions on the skin surface and on the linings of organs. Doctors treat internal conditions using a scope that can be inserted into the body's natural openings or through small incisions.    Click here to learn more.


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    Medical Oncology offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Sutter Cancer Centers' skilled and respected medical oncology teams provide expert diagnosis, treatment planning and care for patients with all forms of cancer. As cancer specialists, oncologists stay abreast of emerging therapies and may direct patients to clinical trials of the latest developments. In Sacramento, Sacramento Center for Hematology & Medical Oncology, specialists provide care to the majority of patients.    Click here to learn more.


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    Nutrition Counseling for Oncology Patients offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Sutter Cancer Center provides individual and group nutrition counseling to cancer patients who may experience difficulty eating and/or maintaining their weight.   Click here to learn more.


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    Prostate Seed Therapy offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    According to the American Cancer Society, one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, but only one man in 30 will die of this disease. While there are several treatment options, including surgery, many doctors choose prostate seed therapy because of its ability to treat cancer without affecting surrounding healthy tissue, helping to minimize the risk of impotence or incontinence.   Click here to learn more.


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    Radiation Oncology offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Many cancer treatment plans include radiation therapy alone or in conjunction with other treatments. Radiation therapy can be delivered externally by directing high-energy beams at a cancer target, or through internal placement of needles, seeds, wires, or catheters containing radioactive material. Prostate seed therapy is an example of internal radiation.    Click here to learn more.


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    Robotic Surgery offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as radical prostatectomy. Traditional radical prostatectomy requires an eight- to ten-inch incision. This open surgery commonly results in substantial blood loss, a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery, and the risk of impotence and incontinence.   Click here to learn more.


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    Surgical Oncology (Outpatient and Acute Care) offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    Sutter Cancer Centers offer complete surgical care to cancer patients throughout the greater Sacramento region. Highly experienced, board-certified surgeons who have chosen cancer as their area of practice offer patients the full range of surgical options on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Surgical techniques offered include traditional (open), minimally invasive (also called endoscopic or laparoscopic surgery), thermal ablation, intraoperative radiation therapy, cryosurgery and the Sugarbaker procedure.    Click here to learn more.


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    Thermal Ablation offered through Sutter Cancer Centers


    One of the most promising advances in many years, thermal ablation treats cancer tumors using heat-generating probes inserted directly into malignant tissue. Because cancer cells are more susceptible to destruction by heat than normal tissue cells, thermal ablation allows surgeons to treat tumors with minimal damage to surrounding tissue.   Click here to learn more.