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Treatment Options for Cancer

The Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center offers some of the most advanced and successful cancer treatments in the Southwest. Our team approach allows for multiple specialties to provide input, enabling us to create a treatment plan tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

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Cancer Treatment Options

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology uses image guidance, such as X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds, to perform minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are effective alternatives to surgery.

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology is a common cancer treatment that uses radiation to treat and kill tumors. Radiation oncology options at St. Joseph’s are comprehensive and robust, and include Gamma Knife, Cyberknife, Brachytherapy, IMRT, and External Beam Therapy. These radiation options provide finely targeted radiation to tumors, sparing surrounding healthy tissue. Our radiation oncologists work with each patient to determine which options will provide the best outcomes.

Surgical Oncology

Our state-of-the-art advanced surgical methods include:

  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery
  • Image-guided cancer surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery, a minimally invasive alternative to radical abdominal surgery for the removal of rectal polyps and early stage cancer
  • The da Vinci Surgical System, a sophisticated robotic platform that enables complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach


Chemotherapy is the use of medication to kill cancers. Our Outpatient Infusion Center offers a convenient location for chemotherapy treatment.

Learn More About Cancer Treatment

For more information or to make an appointment, call (602) 406-8222.