Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer cells are often shaped differently from healthy cells, and they reproduce rapidly, forming tumors, despite signals sent from the body to stop.
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The human genome contains many types of genes that control cell growth. When these genes have an error in their DNA, they may not work properly. Cancer can develop if many gene errors occur.
After your cancer diagnosis, everything in life may suddenly feel out of control. Your initial thoughts may be "How could this have happened to me?" and "How will I get through this?"
The goals of cancer treatment are to get rid of the cancer; prevent it from recurring; prolong life, and, if necessary, provide palliation, or easing of symptoms to improve quality of life.
Newer tests and cancer treatments have added many months and years to people's lives. As a result, cancer is increasingly viewed as a long-term chronic illness.
Making careful food choices will help support your immune system's fight against cancer. The foods you choose to eat during treatment will vary according to any side effects you may have.
Central Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Care Center
Our patients are people, each with individual needs, concerns and hopes. Ours is a history of blending a very personal level of care with the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies we can find. We understand what cancer is and what is at stake in the lives of our patients. We take the trust placed in us very seriously.
The history of our Cancer Care Center reflects our commitment. In 1987, Central Mississippi Medical Center began providing radiation oncology and diagnostic services to community residents. CMMC was the first hospital in Mississippi to offer safer radiation therapy treatments including X-knife radiosurgery. Other non-invasive procedures include radioactive implants, such as palladium seed implants to treat prostate cancer.
In 2001, the Cancer Care Center opened the Robert R. Smith, M.D., Gamma Knife Center, which houses Mississippi’s only Gamma Knife. The Gamma Knife is a radiation tool designed specifically for the non-invasive treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors, including metastatic lesions, functional disorders of the brain such as trigeminal neuralgia, and vascular malformations of the brain.
In 2007, the Gamma Knife Center upgraded to the most advanced model available on the market, the Perfexion™. This new fully automated unit reduces treatment times, provides outstanding radiation shielding, and can treat lesions in any intracranial location. For detailed information on the Robert R. Smith, M.D., Gamma Knife Center, including conditions we treat, frequently asked questions, and the treatment process, please visit the comprehensive website: www.mississippigammaknifecenter.com.
For more information, call the Cancer Care Center at (601) 376-2074.