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Radiation therapy, also known as radiation oncology, is one of the fastest growing areas of cancer treatment. Radiation therapy is the use of beams of radiation to destroy or reduce the size of tumors. This therapy is also used to help control pain. Nearly two-thirds of all cancer patients receive radiation.
Physicians who plan and provide radiation therapy to patients are highly trained specialists called radiation oncologists. These doctors are graduates of medical school and three years of advanced training during an internship and residency.
At The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, our radiation oncology department is staffed with highly trained physicians and other health care professionals. We also offer the finest technology and equipment in the nation, including the CyberKnife® system.
Each patient’s case is carefully evaluated for the correct dosage of radiation. Special care is taken to avoid damaging unaffected areas.
A unique difference at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is the ease in which both medical oncologists and radiation oncologists work together, in a team effort for cancer patients. All medical records at our clinics are linked electronically. This means your doctors are aware of all treatment and test results from each medical professional involved in your care.
In addition to medical oncology and radiation oncology, our physicians believe strongly in the effectiveness of emotional and spiritual support. We offer many different resources and support services to help our patients and their families during their journey with cancer.
Types of radiation treatment offered:
- External Beam Radiation Therapy With IMRT and IGRT is used for a wide variety of cancers. This technology is available at our locations in Fort Worth, Weatherford, and Burleson (IGRT coming soon).
- MammoSite Therapy,a new form of radiation treatment for early stage breast cancer, cuts radiation therapy to 5 days vs. the traditional 35 days.
- CyberKnife System® or Robotic Radiosurgery offers hope to patients who have a tumor that cannot be surgically removed or have had surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, but need further treatment.
The radiation oncologists at The Center are listed below: