Cancer, as defined by The American Cancer Society, is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Cells are the building blocks of the human body and all living things, and are characterized by their ability to reproduce themselves. They do so by dividing; thus, one cell becomes two, two become four, etc. Normal cell production includes the division of cells in a regulated fashion which repair and replace old cells and assist the body in healing itself. Cancer cells, on the other hand, are distinguished by the erratic manner in which they grow. These cells are apt to build up in one place and form abnormal masses or tumors. Benign tumors remain harmless and in one location. Malignant tumors or cancerous tumors, damage the area of the body where they originated and begin to spread to other parts of the body. As they spread, the cancerous cells cause more destruction and begin to form new growths. If left untreated, cancer can metastasize (spread) to other areas of the body and result in death.
Alpine Surgical offers the latest in cancer surgery. This surgery involves repairing or removing part of your body to diagnose or treat cancer and remains the foundation of cancer treatment. Your doctor may use cancer surgery to achieve any number of goals. Your surgeon may perform cancer surgery in order to diagnose your cancer or to treat it as a means of alleviating the symptoms it causes. Cancer surgery may be your only treatment. However, it is often supplemented with other treatments, such as radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological therapy.
Alpine Surgical offers treatment for a wide variety of malignancies. Please refer to the various tabs throughout our website regarding the specific types of cancers treated. The following list is a general summary:
- Skin and Soft Tissue Tumors (i.e., Melanoma and Sarcoma)
- Thyroid Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colon Cancer
If you have interest in another form of cancer surgery that is not listed above, feel free to contact our office at 303‑449‑3642 and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.