Our Women’s Center
At GenesisCare, we design personalized care experiences that get the best possible life outcomes. Our new Women’s Center provides multidisciplinary breast health care from mammography to diagnosis to post-treatment follow-up – extending integrated and comprehensive care to the women of our community.
GenesisCare is a first-of-its-kind, global network of over 5,000 dedicated cancer specialists. Our physicians bring the most promising advances in science from across the US and around the world right to your community.
We design care experiences that get the best possible life outcomes. Our purpose and values guide all our actions today and for the future. When you entrust your breast health treatment to GenesisCare, you get the collaboration of thousands of the world’s most brilliant cancer minds. That means successes in Sydney lead to recoveries in Sunnyvale. And advanced research becomes breakthrough treatments.
GenesisCare is proud to offer our patients:
- Exceptional care close to home
- Quick access: Many of our patients are seen within 2-3 days of their first call
- Seamless care: We accept all major insurances and work with them to get the right help when you need it most
- Advanced diagnostics with Hologic®’s 3D mammography and DXA system
- A personalized approach to care: Access to advanced testing, like DCISionRT®, is a valuable tool to help guide treatment plans and make fully informed decisions about your care
- Innovative treatments: Leading-edge technologies, like AlignRT®, allow for unprecedented accuracy, quicker treatment sessions, a reduced risk of side effects, tattoo-free treatments and heart-sparing techniques, like deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH)
Personalized approach with Innovative treatments and diagnostics
Innovative treatments focus on precision, accuracy and safety. GenesisCare physicians are at the forefront of research and are continually looking for ways to improve treament options while minimizing patient risks and side effects.
If you are just starting your breast cancer treatment, or you know radiation therapy is required, be sure to speak with a GenesisCare specialist. In close collaboration with your oncologist, we work together to develop the right therapy plan for you, all while leveraging our leading-edge technologies, global clinical trials network and unmatched care experience.
The new 3Dimensions™ system is designed to provide higher quality 3D™ images for radiologists, a more comfortable mammography experience for patients and enhanced workflow for technologists. Discover how sharper images and smarter technologies continue to help find invasive cancers – regardless of age or breast density.1-6
The Horizon DXA system is the latest in densitometry technology, but the dual energy X-ray does more than just measure bone density. The Horizon DXA system has features for a complete fracture risk assessment and more.7
Chemotherapy is medication that treats your cancer. It kills cancer cells, preventing them from dividing and spreading further.
Traditional or standard chemotherapy works by disrupting the cell cycle. Each time a new cell forms it goes through a series of phases to become mature. Traditional chemotherapy drugs target the different phases of the cell cycle. By disrupting or stopping a particular phase, a cancerous cell can no longer mature and divide and ultimately dies.
Chemotherapy is generally used to kill cancer cells in advanced prostate cancer cases when the cancer has spread outside the prostate gland. In this instance, the aim of chemotherapy is to shrink the tumor and slow its growth; it is not used to cure the cancer. By doing this, it may help to prolong the survival of advanced prostate cancer patients.6
Chemotherapy is generally given intravenously at a GenesisCare clinic as a day procedure. The number of sessions will be based on the latest scientific research and personalized to your specific cancer.
The side effects of chemotherapy may include fatigue, hair loss, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, changes in nails, low energy and changes in blood counts increasing the risk of infection or bleeding and numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
AlignRT® is leading-edge technology for surface guided radiation therapy (SGRT) with precise planning software and unique body positioning technologies that enables:
- Unprecedented accuracy and efficiency using 3-dimensional stereo camera units and skin surface tracking to detect slight movements; it automatically pauses treatment if you shift during the session
- Tattoo-free treatments which have been shown to improve quality of life post-treatment
- A reduced risk of side effects by precisely delivering radiation to the tumor while motion management ensures doses to surrounding healthy tissue are limited
- Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH), an innovative technique that helps to move the heart away from the left breast during radiation therapy, dramatically reducing potential cardiac complications
Brachytherapy involves placing small radioactive seeds to release radiation directly into a tumor. This limits radiation to surrounding tissues, which is critical for patients with prostate cancer. GenesisCare offers both low-dose brachytherapy (continuously delivered over several days or weeks) and high-dose brachytherapy (performed in one session).
Our expert physicians and world-class Texas centers
Your comprehensive breast care team includes a radiologist, medical oncologist, breast surgeon, radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, physicists, nurses and an extended team – all focused on delivering the best possible life outcomes for you.
Internal Medicine and Medical Oncologist
Dr. Tharian received her medical degree from University of North Texas Health Science Center and her residency and fellowship training at the University of Texas Health Center in San Antonio, TX. She utilizes her depth of experience in academic medicine and patient care to personalize oncology treatment plans for each individual patient.
Internal Medicine and Medical Oncologist
Dr. Jordan received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Amosson received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Science Center, and completed his chief residency at Baylor University in Waco, TX. He treats a variety of cancer types, specializing in stereotatic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotatic radiosurgery (SRS).
Dr. Garoutte received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City. He completed his radiology residency at UT Southwestern/Parkland and fellowship training at UT Southwestern. He has been practicing radiology and breast imaging in the Dallas area since 2001.
Dr. Joshi completed his residency at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, NY and fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NYC. He also holds MS degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as in Healthcare Management from UT Dallas.
Dr. Nichols earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD, having completed his residency and fellowship training in radiation oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
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