IORT for spinal cancer
IORT is presently under investigational use as a spinal cancer treatment option at CTCA. In order to be a candidate for IORT, patients must be eligible for surgery.
By delivering a single, powerful dose of radiation at the time of spinal tumor resection, we can increase the dose of radiation given, while shielding the surrounding healthy tissues. Also, IORT helps spinal cancer patients finish treatment and get back to their lives quicker by reducing the need for additional radiation treatments.
Helping you maintain your quality of life
Your care team anticipates and proactively manages the side effects of spinal cancer radiation therapy. Before, during and after your treatment, you’ll receive supportive care services designed to keep you strong, reduce the side effects of radiation and promote your overall well-being.