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Our Mission

Our mission is to utilize the latest in modern medical technology to deliver radiation in a patient oriented, efficient, and compassionate manner. Our group prides itself on maintaining excellence in patient care and we subscribe to the following core values:

CORE VALUES

  • Each patient is treated as a unique individual, with treatment recommendations tailored to their individual medical needs.
  • We understand and address psychological, cultural, and social concerns in addition to treating cancer.
  • We aim to deliver the very best of established standard of care for cancer therapy, but will always discuss options regarding experimental therapies if patients are interested.
  • We strongly believe that active communication among fellow physicians, support staff, patients and their families, is critical to achieving superior results.
  • Patient concerns are addressed in a timely manner, and same-day new patient consults can usually be accommodated.
  • We are available to offer a second opinion with regard to cancer management.
  • Patient privacy is respected, and we will never release medical information without patient approval.

What is radiation therapy?

When is it used? Radiation therapy uses high-energy particles or waves, such as x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams, or protons, to destroy or damage cancer cells. Other names for radiation therapy are radiotherapy, irradiation, or X-ray therapy.

Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer. It’s often part of the treatment for certain types of cancer, such as cancers of the head and neck, bladder, lung, and Hodgkin disease. Many other cancers are also treated with radiation therapy.

Radiation can be given alone or used with other treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy. In fact, certain drugs are known to be radiosensitizers (ray-dee-oh-SENS-it-tie-zers). This means they can actually make the cancer cells more sensitive to radiation, which helps the radiation to better kill cancer cells.

There are also different ways to give radiation. Sometimes a patient gets more than one type of radiation treatment for the same cancer.

Source: American Cancer Society
Last Medical Review: 05/02/2014
Last Revised: 05/02/2014