Cancer Treatments

Advanced Cancer Treatment Options at Methodist Richardson

At the Methodist Richardson Cancer Center, we are dedicated to providing you or your loved one with advanced cancer treatment methods available using technologically sophisticated equipment. Cancer treatment may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of the three.

We keep pace with the most advanced treatment options. Our cancer treatment center features:

  • Radiation Therapy: Methodist Richardson’s Radiation therapy department is equipped with cutting-edge radiation technology and procedures to better serve the community in North Texas. Our expertise include External Beam Radiation Therapy Services and Brachytherapy Services.
  • Shaped beam radiotherapy, a sophisticated, noninvasive radiotherapy treatment method featuring TrueBeam® with SRS specifications, allows physicians to treat tumors with high-dose radiation while minimizing harm to the surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Perfect Pitch 6 degree of freedom couch for accurate patient positioning.
  • Hybrid Planning Techniques.
  • 4DCT uses technology that captures the location and movement of your tumor and the movement of your body's organs over time.
  • Rapid Arc for shorter treatment times and increased patient comfort.
  • Varian Linear Accelerator Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), an image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) machine, creates real-time 3D images of a patient's tumor before treatment to make sure the radiation is precisely targeted.
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for selected tumors, including head and neck tumors and prostate cancer, is a way of using multiple beams to reduce the amount of high dose radiation received by healthy tissue.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a very precise and elegant method of delivering targeted radiation at pinpoint accuracy to brain tumors. Our Radiation Oncologist work in tandem with Neurosurgeons to accomplish optimal treatments. Bite-block for skull treatments eliminates the need for a surgically implanted halo.
  • Stereotactic body radiosurgery / Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SBRT/SABR) delivers high dose per treatment radiation to tumors of the lung, spine, and prostate. Patients can finish their therapy in as few as one to five treatments.


SAVI is a five-day radiation treatment after lumpectomy for breast cancer that delivers radiation from within the breast. The SAVI applicator consists of an expandable bundle of tubes, each of which can deliver a different dose of precisely targeted radiation. Because SAVI offers so much more flexibility in the strength of the dosage, a larger group of women can benefit from it. SAVI is an appropriate option for women with early-stage breast cancer. If the SAVI applicator is right for you, the reduction in treatment time from several weeks to five days can be a benefit in helping you return to your normal life sooner.

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Traditional whole breast radiation therapy, a process that precisely sends high levels of radiation directly to the cancer cells or the operative bed. This can be done after surgery (as in breast cancer), which can be done prior to surgery to shrink the tumor, in combination with chemotherapy, or as a palliative treatment to relieves symptoms, such as pain.

  • Prone Breast Treatments offers a unique way of radiotherapy that increases heart sparring from traditional radiation therapy.
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for selected breast cancer candidates. Allows a way of using multiple beams to reduce the amount of high dose radiation received by healthy tissue.
  • Optical Surface Monitoring System (OSMS) allows for accurate patient positioning and to reduce intra-fraction movement to reduce dose to healthy tissue.


Optune is a wearable and portable, FDA-approved device that has been shown in clinical trials to safely deliver continuous therapy to the area of your brain where your glioblastoma (GBM) tumor is located. It delivers therapy through 4 adhesive patches, called transducer arrays. These transducer arrays are applied to your scalp and are connected to the device and battery. It is recommended that you use Optune at least 75% of the time (18 hours per day) to get the best response from treatment.

Call 469-204-6100 to learn more about our cancer treatments or schedule an appointment at Methodist Richardson Cancer Center.