Chemotherapy is a treatment used to kill cancer cells. At Teton Cancer Institute, our specialists will guide you through chemo treatments and work to make you as comfortable as possible during each session.
Our Hematology doctors see cancer patients, but they also specialize in non-cancerous blood disorders. Our certified doctors can help with the following blood disorders:
- Clotting disorders
- Bleeding disorders
- Low platelets
Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high-energy rays to damage or kill cancer cells by preventing them from growing and dividing. Similar to surgery, radiation therapy is a local treatment used to eliminate or eradicate visible tumors. Radiation therapy is not typically useful in eradicating cancer cells that have already spread to other parts of the body.
The immune system, your body’s safeguard against germs and disease, is trained to recognize and fight off foreign substances that might harm your body. Even though your body and immune system might be healthy and functioning properly, you can still develop cancer.
When cancer cells form in an individual’s body, they appear to be just normal cells, and the immune system does not recognize them as foreign, which limits what the immune system can naturally do to prevent and fight cancer.
Immunotherapy is a treatment process that helps strengthen your body's natural defense system and improve its ability to recognize and attack cancerous cells.
Hormones are naturally occurring substances in the body that stimulate the growth of hormone-sensitive tissues, such as the breast or prostate gland. When cancer arises in the breast or prostate tissue, its growth and spread may be caused by the body’s own hormones. Therefore, drugs that block hormone production or change the way hormones work, and/or removal of organs that secrete hormones, such as the ovaries or testicles, are ways of fighting cancer.
Hormone therapy, similar to chemotherapy, is a systemic treatment in that it may affect cancer cells throughout the body.