Choroidal Melanoma occurs in roughly 6 in 1 million North Americans. While relatively uncommon, it is the most common intraocular tumor and the second most common site for melanoma. As its name implies, choroidal melanoma arises in the choroid (vascular) layer of the eye.
Once a diagnosis has been established, Hyde Park Cancer Center is able to treat using a few different techniques. A RapidArc radiation treatment can be used. Different external beam arrangements may be effective, as well as plaque brachytherapy, which is the most frequently used eye sparing technique.
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Our staff will work diligently as a team to serve you and your family with the most optimal care.What To Bring
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That allows Dr. Assad to identify the treatment target organ or area as well as normal tissue around the treatment area to avoid these normal organs from radiation.
Our medical Dosimetrist will use the prescription written by Dr. Assad and specification to surrounding organs to create your plan of treatment. This will be the plan to deliver radiation dosing directly to the cancer while sparing normal healthy cells.
You will be asked on your preferred daily time period and will be given exact time during y our preferred period. Please be on time for your daily treatments.
Dr. Assad will see all patients on treatment once a week to address any questions or concerns patients might have. These are a short five minutes to ten minutes visits.
During Treatment Every anatomical site has its own possible side effects that will be discussed by Dr. Assad during the consult visit and specific advice will be discussed during the weekly visits.
Dr. Assad will see you 3 weeks after your last treatment. He might request a blood test or other studies be done before the first follow up. Follow up afterwards is usually every three to six months thereafter.
Our staff will work diligently as a team to serve you and your family with the most optimal care. As part of our pledge to provide optimal care we have included a list of nutritional information and resources. We have also included information regarding commonly experienced nutritional alterations and side effects.
“Of all of my medical treatments, this by far is the best I have encountered.” —Doyle
“You cannot improve on perfection. This place, doctor, and staff are superior. —Maureen
“At a traumatic time in my life I was given hope and confidence due to the professional and friendly care by everyone. It was the best medical atmosphere I have ever been in.” —Gerald
“I have never experienced outstanding service such as this. The service was second to none and was always provided with a smile.” —Ronnie
“I cannot say enough about the whole staff and the way I was treated. Cancer is a very scary word. The staff had me feeling very positive and comfortable during my treatment. Thank you Dr. Assad & staff for all you have done.” —Dean
“This entire staff entered my life at my most intrepid and vulnerable time, but my daily encounters of treatment at this facility has truly been God’s way of blessing me.” —Ralph