The Breast Center at Providence Hospital is a state-of-the art facility staffed by specially trained physicians and other caregivers from multiple specialties who are experts in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Numerous resources are engaged to provide every patient with holistic care in a spiritually centered setting. Our emphasis is on the timely evaluation of the problem, rapid diagnosis and an optimal course of individualized treatment for women and men with breast disease.

 
     
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Radiation Oncology

The Radiation Oncology Center at Providence combines the most important considerations for cancer patients who are in need of radiation therapy: the latest treatment methods and highly skilled, patient-centered care.

The practice of radiation oncology advances continuously. Major strides in technology have allowed our physicians to treat patients more comfortably and with better results than ever before. Biological and genetic research is helping unravel the mysteries and benefits of radiation treatments for cancer at a remarkable rate. Those discoveries are leading to dramatic results in patient care.

The Team

The Radiation Oncology Center at Providence is staffed by Dr. Frank Pitruzzello, a board certified radiation oncologist. He works closely with a highly experienced staff of nurses, radiation therapists, medical physicists, and dosimetrists. In addition, support staff members are always available to answer patient questions.

Radiation Oncology Services

The radiation oncology center offers a full range of services for all types of cancers treatable with radiation. Treatment plans are carefully customized for each patient to optimize benefit while minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.

External Beam Radiation Therapy - The radiation oncology team uses the Trilogy Linear Accelerator, one of the most versatile cancer treatment devices in the field of radiation therapy. The Trilogy Linear Accelerator is a powerful image-guided radiation therapy system that delivers high dose radiation to even the smallest tumors.

Other radiation oncology services are available:

  • Intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy
  • High-dose remote afterloading brachytherapy
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • CT-based three-dimensional treatment planning for conformal radiation therapy
  • Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Four-dimensional radiation therapy (4DRT)
  • IMRT
  • Body stereotactic radiosurgery for spine and other organs

The Radiation Oncology Center houses a state of the art PET/CT for diagnosis, staging, treatment response and treatment planning.

   
 

Dr. Frank Pitruzzello
Dr. Frank Pitruzzello

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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