Radiation Oncology


Radiation therapy can play an essential part in a comprehensive cancer treatment plan.

What Is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation therapy is a treatment that uses high-energy x-rays (photons) to kill, shrink, or control the growth of tumors. Radiation therapy works by damaging cells, disabling them from growing and dividing.

The goal of any radiation treatment is to destroy cancer cells while minimizing the side effects on healthy tissue. As imaging technologies have improved over the last several decades, radiation therapy has integrated those improvements to enhance dose delivery and minimize side effects. Radiation may be recommended as an alternative to surgery or in addition to other therapies.

The very latest in radiation treatment technology include non-invasive TrueBeam radiotherapy and CyberKnife radiosurgery, which are alternatives to traditional surgery.

Our medical oncologists and surgeons work closely with radiation oncologists and other doctors to coordinate and customize the very best care plan for you.