We take cancer personally. We believe the best outcomes are achieved when using a "team approach" to treat cancer.
Dr. Hansen is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist specializing in the most advanced radiation techniques possible to deliver lethal radiation doses to cancer while protecting normal tissues which are immediately nearby.
One of these techniques is High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy. HDR brachytherapy is a treatment where a very intense radioactive seed is placed inside of the cancer area, left in place for just a few minutes to deliver the radiation "from the inside-out", then is removed from the patient so he / she is not radioactive. HDR brachytherapy is used most commonly for prostate, breast, and female gynecologic cancers, but it has a role in the treatment of many other cancers as well.
Dr. Hansen is widely recognized as a national leader in High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy implants. He is actively involved in teaching other Radiation Oncologists from around the world how to safely perform brachytherapy implants, and has published many articles in the most prestigious cancer journals in the country.
Dr. Hansen's patients appreciate the one-on-one time he spends with them to explain their cancer, review treatment options, and answer the many questions that come with the diagnosis of cancer. He is your partner working with you and your other Doctors to develop the best approach for treating your specific cancer.