Temple Cancer Center
Some of the top experts in the field and the most advanced technology for cancer treatment are close to home at the Temple Cancer Center. Located on the CHI St. Luke's Health-Memorial campus in Lufkin, the Temple Cancer Center is recognized for clinical excellence by the American College of Surgeons.
This accredited facility offers a full complement of radiation oncology services including:
- Intensity Modulated Radioactive Treatment (IMRT)
- Two Siemens Oncor Multi-leaf Collimator Linear Accelerators which precisely treat cancer utilizing finely focused radiation beams
- The first permanent PET/CT scanner in the area for detecting abnormalities in the body
- Fusing of PET/CT and MRI images for treatment planning
- A treatment simulator, used to precisely define a patient’s field of treatment
- Treatment planning capabilities using the most advanced computer systems, including 3-D, IMRT, and the Anatom-E System
- An extensive brachytherapy program using radiation sources internally to treat cancer
- CT-Based Simulation
- Access to on-going clinical trials and new treatment options
The Temple Cancer Center prides itself on treating the whole patient, not just the disease, by educating the patient on radiation therapy, nutrition, and the psycho-social aspects of having cancer.
lung cancer screening
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. However, screenings save lives. It is proven that cure rates for lung cancer increase significantly when detected early.
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial offers a low dose CT lung cancer screening for longtime smokers who have a higher risk for the disease.
To determine if you have a high risk of developing lung cancer, answer these 3 questions:
- Are you between the age of 55 and 77?
- Are you a current smoker or have you quit within the last 15 years?
- Do you have a cigarette smoking history of at least 1 pack per day for 30 years or 2 packs per day for 15 years?
If the answer is yes to all 3 questions, then you might benefit from a lung cancer screening. The screening is covered by Medicare, and a referral must come from your primary care physician.
Of course, the best way to lower your chances of lung cancer is to quit smoking. Talk to your doctor. If you have any questions, call the Temple Cancer Center at 936-639-7468.
Learn more about the services at The Temple Cancer Center by speaking with a member of our care team at 936-639-7468.