Radiation therapy is frequently used to treat a variety of cancers, including breast, prostate, head and neck, lung, esophagus, and bladder. It is used to reduce the size of a tumor before surgery, to destroy remaining cancer cells after surgery, and to relieve symptoms caused by cancer (palliative care). It can be prescribed in conjunction with chemotherapy.
The Diagnostic & Treatment Center offers a full range of therapeutic treatment options—all using image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) systems—to deliver radiation precisely to the tumor target in order to spare healthy surrounding tissue.
Our therapeutic technologies include:
Radiation therapy is usually prescribed daily, Monday through Friday. Palliative radiation, to relieve symptoms, may last from one day to two weeks. Therapeutic radiation may last from five to seven weeks. We make every effort to schedule treatment times at your convenience.