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Radiation oncology—also called radiation therapy—uses high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells while sparing the surrounding normal tissue. Radiation therapy is a part of treatment for about two-thirds of patients with cancer. While it may be used alone as treatment, it is often combined with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. Sometimes it’s used to ease symptoms of the disease and its treatment. Our patients have access to the latest, most effective treatment options proven to deliver the best possible outcomes.
Our team of board-certified radiation oncologists offers patients a depth of specialized knowledge and experience. We hold weekly multidisciplinary tumor boards (meetings to review and discuss the medical condition and treatment planning approaches for patient cases) and the specialists involved in the patient’s care—including medical oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, and radiation oncologists—apply their combined expertise to each patient's plan of care. Our radiation oncologists work in conjunction with physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, and therapists to develop the best treatment plan for each patient.
When radiation therapy is part of your treatment plan, our providers work closely together to develop an individualized radiation therapy plan and provide supportive resources before and after treatment.