Radiation Oncologists are specialized physicians highly trained in the use of radiation techniques in the treatment of cancer. Radiation is sometimes used as the sole therapy to treat or cure certain types of cancers, and at other times it is combined with chemotherapy and/or surgery. When indicated, your radiation oncologist will assist in forming a multidisciplinary approach to your cancer by working in concert with medical and surgical oncologists, often in the form of a formal presentation of your case at our Tumor Board.
Sources of therapeutic radiation can be from external beams that send penetrating radiation beams into your body to reach the site (or target) of the cancer, or the radiation may be directly applied through an appliance placed within a body cavity or implanted in the form of radioactive seeds. Our radiation oncologists have access to the latest equipment and technologies in order to provide you with the safest and most effective means of radiotherapy treatments.