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Cancer is a group of abnormal cells that originate in one area of the body, then multiply until they impact normal cells and create problems.

An acoustic neuroma (AN) is a benign growth on the nerve between the brain and inner ear that can cause balance and hearing problems as it grows.

A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain or central spine that may be cancerous (malignant) or benign, and alters brain function.

Breast cancer is caused by malignant tumors that develop in the breast tissue of women and men as a lump that can spread to other parts of the body.

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are abnormal cells in an area of the digestive system, such as the esophagus, stomach, bile ducts, pancreas, and more.

Gynecological cancers are abnormal cells that affect the female reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva.

Head and neck cancers include the group of biologically similar cancer cells that begin in the head or neck, including the nose, mouth, and throat.

Liver cancer is a malignant tumor that may grow inside the liver or on the surface of the liver, and impacts the body's ability to digest food.

Lung cancer is an uncontrolled growth of unhealthy cells in one or both of the lungs that affects the function of the lungs and the flow of oxygen.

Lymphoma is a cancer that begins in the lymphatic system (part of the body's immune system) that may be Hodgkin's disease or non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Pancreatic cancer is a group of abnormal exocrine or endocrine cells that form a tumor in the pancreas, which affects the body's digestive system.

Prostate cancer is a group of abnormal cells that form in the prostate gland, which increases the size of the gland and blocks the flow of urine.

Sarcomas are a type of cancer that can develop in the bone or soft tissue (fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissue, deep skin tissues, and blood vessels).

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, which is an uncontrolled growth of unhealthy cells triggered by DNA damage and mutation.

Spine tumors are cancerous cells that originate in any area or part of the spine including the bone, soft tissue, muscles, ligaments, and nerves.

Trigeminal neuralgia (or tic douloureux) is a condition that affects the 5th cranial (or trigeminal) nerve, and causes chronic pain in the face.

Patients at Premier Cancer Centers in Dallas, TX receive personalized care, and a unique treatment plan with advanced, noninvasive radiation therapy.

Learn more about what to expect during your consultation, simulation CT scan, planning sessions, treatment, and recovery at Premier Cancer Centers.

Being prepared with the right information and forms can make your first appointment at Premier Cancer Centers faster and easier.

We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Premier Cancer Centers, radiation treatment options, and radiation safety.

External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is a painless, noninvasive treatment for certain cancers that targets cancer cells with minimal side effects.

The CyberKnife M6 Series performs painless, noninvasive stereotactic radiosurgery to treat cancer and tumors with external beam radiation therapy.

The TomoTherapy H Series performs external radiation beam therapy using advanced CT image guidance for accurate, noninvasive cancer treatments.

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) are performed with the CyberKnife at Premier Cancer Centers in Dallas.

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a type of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) that can accurately treat many cancers in the body.

Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) increases the accuracy of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) by adjusting for tumor and patient movements.

External radiation beam therapy (ERBT) may cause certain side effects during the patient's treatment and long-term effects years after the treatment.

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