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Treatment Options

At Sturdy Memorial Hospital, we understand that the treatment plan for every patient varies depending on need, which is why we offer a wide range of cancer therapy options to offer the best possible outcomes for all our patients.

Medical Oncology

Neoadjuvant combination therapy with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
Multiagent intravenous chemotherapy
Targeted growth factor therapies, including anti-angiogenic and anti-growth factor drugs
Oral chemotherapy
Hepatic artery infusion therapy

Radiation Therapy

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Available at Brigham and Women's/Sturdy Memorial Radiation Oncology Center in Mansfield
IMRT is a cancer treatment whereby the radiation beam is carefully sculpted around a patient's anatomy to lessen the amount of radiation delivered to the area of concentration. Pre-op and Post-op Adjuvant IMRT, and IMRT to anal and nodal targets, are available to colorectal cancer patients. IMRT is available at the Brigham and Women's/Sturdy Memorial Radiation Oncology Center.

Surgical

Laparoscopic colon resections for right and left colonic lesions
Open colon resections for right and left colonic lesions

Endorectal ultrasound for pre-operative staging of rectal cancers
Low anterior resections and abdominal perineal resections for rectal cancers
Sphincter saving low anastmosis for very low lying rectal cancers

Endoluminal stenting (where appropriate)
Liver resections for isolated colorectal liver metastasis
Debulking for primary or recurrent peritoneal circumstances where appropriate
Pelvic exenteration for locally advanced rectal cancers