While external radiation therapy has proven to be a very effective way to treat cancer, it can cause damage to other tissues, which results in side effects. Over the last several years, researchers have developed a new class of drugs called radiopharmaceuticals, which deliver radiation directly to the cancer cells. Columbus Cancer Care is the only radiation therapy clinic in the Platte County area that offers this innovative treatment to cancer patients.
Radiopharmaceutical therapy uses radioactive medicines to treat cancer. We can give these medicines orally or intravenously (through the bloodstream). At Columbus Cancer Care, we offer:
Researchers are continually working on developing and testing new radiopharmaceuticals to treat different types of cancer. We stay on top of the latest research so we can bring the latest innovations, close to home, to the people of Platte County and the surrounding area.
To learn more about radiopharmaceutical therapy at Columbus Cancer Care, call us at 402-562-4840.