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Enloe Regional Cancer Center

265 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95926

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Radiation oncologists at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center diagnose, treat, and manage common — and rare — tumors. They administer cancer treatments, working closely with caregivers in Enloe’s Radiation Oncology department. If you’re in need of care, you’re in good hands.

Pioneering Technology

The future of cancer care has arrived, and Enloe is proud to lead the way. The Enloe Regional Cancer Center is the first in the North State to treat patients using the MRIdian Linear Accelerator — the most advanced tool in radiation oncology treatment.

The tool combines MRI, the best type of medical imaging available, with a linear accelerator, the tool used to deliver radiation therapy to the body. Enloe is only the third medical facility in California to offer this pioneering technology to cancer patients. Fewer than 20 MRIdian Linear Accelerators are in use in the United States.

What does this mean for you? Greater precision, fewer side effects, shorter treatments and more time with your loved ones.

MRI High-Definition Imaging

MRI technology provides superior, real-time imaging that allows your care team to see the precise boundary between a tumor and the surrounding healthy tissue.

Why is this important? Because the slightest movement during treatment — breathing, swallowing or digesting food — can cause your organs to move, affecting the position of your tumor.

The detailed imaging provided allows your care team to see subtle changes inside your body from day to day. With this information, caregivers can adjust your treatment plan every day if necessary to safely maximize your radiation therapy.

This unmatched precision allows a larger dose of radiation to be delivered daily and helps prevent the damage of healthy tissue and reduces side effects.

Doctor with patient Greater Precision & Fewer Treatments

The MRIdian’s powerful beam also has a safeguard built in. If, during treatment, the tumor moves beyond the boundary defined by your care team, it automatically pauses and doesn’t resume delivering radiation until the tumor is back in the predefined area.

Plus, you can see a video monitor during treatment, so you can participate in the targeting of your tumor during radiation.

While the MRIdian can make sessions longer, it can shorten the overall length of treatment. For some patients, that could mean completing radiation in days instead of weeks.

Happy family cookingA New Sense of Hope

The MRIdian Linear Accelerator brings an added sense of hope, especially for cancer patients who previously couldn’t receive radiation. It complements the other advanced cancer-fighting tools in use at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center.

Caregivers use the MRIdian to treat an array of cancers, including:

  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • And more

Your care team will discuss your cancer with you and the best approach for your situation.

Learn More

Want to learn more or get a second opinion? Contact our referral coordinator to see if you could benefit from this technology by phone at (530) 332-3936 or by fax at (530) 893-6968.

Other Cancer Treatments

We also offer other leading cancer-fighting techniques, including:

  • Partial Breast Radiation Therapy. This treatment targets radiation to only the tumor site and can reduce the side effects of radiation when compared to whole breast radiation.
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS). These short, high-dosage treatments use digital imaging to target your radiation.
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). Our linear accelerators offer this precise treatment to target and destroy cancerous tumors while minimizing damage to healthy tissue.
  • Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), RapidArc® radiotherapy technology and Gated RapidArc. These treatments offer greater precision.

Radiation Oncology

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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