The Sentara Cancer Network, one of the largest accredited cancer networks in the nation, often leads the way for patients with new technology and techniques. Our physicians and researchers strive to improved from good to better, and ultimately present the best treatments available today.
Our investment in technology brings the most rewarding results: Many of our procedure and survival rates surpass national averages, thanks to the tools we've chosen and the team behind them.
In just the last few years, the Sentara Cancer Network introduced TransOral Robotic Surgery, a significantly less invasive treatment for cancers in the voice box, throat and tongue. Surgeons use the advanced components of the daVinci robotic surgery system, and patients benefit with faster with faster recoveries, shorter hospital stays and fewer scars.
We've also led patients with inoperable liver cancer to TheraSphere, a targeted radiation therapy that destroys cancerous cells yet preserves healthy ones, and we've offered patients with brain and spine tumors CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery, which pinpoints malfunctioning cells with sub-millimeter accuracy and pain-free precision. It is the most advanced system of its kind in Hampton Roads.
The Sentara Cancer Network also participates in several national cancer clinical trials and offers genetic testing for colon and breast cancers.
Beyond these care options, we provide so much more. Our complete list of treatment possibilities at the Sentara Cancer Network is long and detailed - giving patients choices and hope.