Cancer treatment is the use of surgery, radiation, drugs and other therapies to either cure a cancer, shrink a cancer or stop the progression of a cancer. Some people with cancer will have only one treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. You may also have immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy. Persons with cancer living in developing countries of the Caribbean have access to most cancer treatments but often have to leave their countries to access the latest and more advanced cancer treatments.
Since 2003 ECS has partnered with the Cyberknife Center of Miami for successfully referring patients seeking advanced radiation therapy from the Caribbean. The Cyberknife system is a non-invasive alternative for delivering radiation with the high level of precision required for (stereotactic radiosurgery, SRS). Neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists turn to the Cyberknife when more invasive techniques are deemed ineffective or too risky. The Cyberknife is now routinely used to treat tumors of the brain, spine, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, prostate, head and neck, as well as other conditions throughout the body where radiation treatment is indicated.