MMC Cancer Center provides comprehensive cancer care close to home. Care is provided by a caring team and board certified physicians in Medical Oncology & Hematology and Radiation Oncology.
Ikard Radiation Oncology
Ikard Radiation Oncology has been earned a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Ikard Radiation Oncology is the only accredited facility in southern New Mexico and one of only two in the state to be fully accredited. According to the ACR, only 10% of Radiation Oncology facilities are accredited in the United States.
The ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation is awarded to facilities that meet specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR and ASTRO after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are all assessed during the application process.
In addition to traditional radiation therapies, we also offer TomoTherapy - a new, more precise way of treating cancer. Unlike traditional radiation treatments where a larger area of your body may be exposed to the radiation, TomoTherapy delivers highly targeted radiation to the exact location of your cancer. This advancement helps reduce the side effects for patients. And this is the only one of its kind in Southern New Mexico. For appointments or consultations, call 575- 556-5800.
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For more information on IMRT & IGRT visit http://www.tomotherapy.com
Medical Oncology and Hematology
We provide treatment for solid tumors and blood cancers. MMC Cancer Center provides additional services not available at other treatment centers in the area. Some examples are: each patient is seen by a provider before every chemotherapy session and an Oncology Pharmacist oversees the patient's chemotherapy treatment and medication management and provides counseling for patients.
Through a partnership with UNM Cancer Center, an NCI-designated cancer center, we are able to offer treatment through national clinical trials. Patients are able to receive these cutting edge treatments without having to travel far from home. For appointments or consultations, call 575.521.1554
Radiation Oncology vs. Medical Oncology
What is the difference between radiation oncology and medical oncology? Radiation oncology uses radiation (x-rays) to treat cancer. Medical oncology treats cancer primarily with medicine such as chemotherapy. We offer both types of treatment right here in southern New Mexico. Every patient is an individual, and so is their treatment plan. Consult your physician to discuss what treatment options are best for you.
MMC Cancer Center Team
Our team is committed to providing the patient compassionate and comprehensive care. The Ikard Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology team work together to provide high quality care and updated treatments with compassion. The MMC Cancer Center Team believes it is important to treat the whole patient, not just the disease. We provide a competent, friendly and safe environment for our patients and their loved ones. The team includes physicians, nurse practitioner, nurses, and an oncology certified pharmacist.
MMC Cancer Program in 2011
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