One of the most effective tools in our extensive arsenal against cancer is radiation therapy. What is Radiation Therapy? Radiation Therapy is the use of ionizing radiation (high energy x-rays) to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation Therapy injures or destroys cells in the area being treated (target) by damaging their genetic material, making it impossible for these cells to continue to grow and divide. Radiation can be used to destroy the entire tumor (curative) or to shrink the tumor
Here at Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute, we offer Novalis Radiosurgery which provides our cancer patients with a dedicated and highly targeted radiation therapy solution for treating cancers of the brain, head and neck, spine, lung and prostate.
Pioneering advanced cancer care, the Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute stands as one of the first treatment centers in the state to provide cutting-edge RapidArc Technology, enhancing precision and efficiency in cancer treatment for their patients.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), an advanced form of 3D conformal radiation therapy, was offered in Louisiana first by Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute in 1996.
Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute offers Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) which represents one of the most significant technical advances in the field of radiation therapy.
Brachytherapy, also known as radiation implant therapy, stands as a common and effective method for the treatment of gynecological cancers, maximizing the therapeutic impact on the tumor while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissues.
Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute is proud to announce that we are the first Cancer Center in the State of Louisiana to offer partial breast irradiation treatment via the SAVI (Strut Assisted Volume Implant) applicator.
SBRT or Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy is a technique designed to deliver radiation therapy very precisely to certain tumors in the body.
Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute offers Xofigo® for our patients who need it, underscoring our commitment to bring the latest medicines to our community.
At NELCI we offer Strontium 89 Chloride injection, a therapeutic intervention utilized to alleviate bone pain associated with metastatic prostate cancer, showcasing the institute's commitment to comprehensive and innovative cancer care.
Respiratory gated radiation therapy offers a potential improvement in the irradiation of tumor sites affected by respiratory motion such as lung, breast and liver treatment.