Baptist Health Hamburg Cancer Center

Baptist Health Hamburg Cancer Center

Baptist Health Hamburg Cancer Center

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Baptist Health Hamburg Cancer Center, a department of Baptist Health Lexington, treats patients with cancer using some of the most precise and effective radiation technologies available. As one of the area’s most advanced radiation treatment centers, our services are fully integrated with Baptist Health Lexington’s excellent medical care. We work together to provide each patient with expert treatment, wellness and education resources, and support services throughout their cancer care journey.

Radiation Oncology Treatments

Patients have access to radiation oncology treatments based on the latest research and technological advancements. Additional treatment options such as CyberKnife and Accuray Radixact are available at The Radiation Oncology Center at Baptist Health Lexington

Treatments at Baptist Health Hamburg Cancer Center include:

Linear Accelerator (LINAC)

A LINAC uses electricity to create high-energy radiation that can be used to treat cancer in all parts of the body, prevent it from returning, stop or slow its growth, or manage symptoms. The number of LINAC treatments varies depending on the type of cancer being treated. After radiation treatment, cancer cells may take weeks or months to die. If you undergo LINAC treatment, you will not pose any radiation threats to others post-treatment.

Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

IGRT uses CT, ultrasound or other imaging techniques to ensure your radiation therapy is accurate and reduces the chance of damaging healthy cells.

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

IMRT uses three-dimensional, computer-generated images to show the size and shape of your tumor. IMRT allows for a smaller treatment field, reducing damage to healthy tissue near the tumor.

High-Dose Radiation (HDR)

This therapy delivers a higher-than-conventional radiation dose directly to the tumor. Not all tumors are treatable using HDR.

  • Brachytherapy for Gynecologic Cancers: Brachytherapy places a radiation source directly at the cancer lesion on your skin’s surface. The radiation destroys the cancer cells. It will leave the tissue around the area unharmed. This treatment can be ordered for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). It is very useful for cases when the area being treated is very visible, sensitive, or in certain areas of the body. Treatments, called fractions, are usually two times per week. You will return for more sessions until your treatment is over. Most people have a total of 6 to 10 treatments.  Most visits are less than 30 minutes. This type of treatment usually has little effect on your normal day.
  • Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer: Brachytherapy places a radiation source directly at the cancer lesion on your skin’s surface. The radiation destroys the cancer cells.  It will leave the tissue around the area unharmed. This treatment can be ordered for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). It is very useful for cases when the area being treated is very visible, sensitive, or in certain areas of the body. Treatments, called fractions, are usually two times per week. You will return for more sessions until your treatment is over. Most people have a total of 6 to 10 treatments. Most visits are less than 30 minutes. This type of treatment usually has little effect on your normal day.

With You Every Step of the Way

If you need radiation treatments for cancer, you can count on the compassionate and skilled team at Baptist Health Hamburg Cancer Center to be with you every step of the way. From helping you prepare for your radiation oncology procedure to listening carefully to your questions and clearly explaining everything you need to know, you’ll appreciate our careful attention and support. Each team member is highly trained in performing or supporting radiation oncology procedures and in meeting the individual needs of our patients.

Preparing for Your Procedure

Preparing for your procedure is an important way to ensure the best results. We will carefully explain your specific procedure so you understand what you will feel and what will happen. Typically, you will first meet with your radiation oncologist and may be referred for pretreatment tests. These tests will help our team determine the exact type, size, shape and location of the tumor so we can create a customized treatment plan that provides the necessary radiation dose to the precise location of the tumor without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.

Comfort and Convenience

Baptist Health Hamburg Cancer Center is on the lower level of Baptist Health Hamburg and offers free valet and a designated pickup and drop-off area for patients and visitors. We strive to make every part of your radiation oncology treatment experience as comfortable and convenient as possible.