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Radiation Oncology

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Cancer. Its a battle that we've been fighting for decades. Every year, we conduct more research, develop more treatments and define more preventive measures.

Finally we are saving more lives.

Incidence rates and death rates for cancer declined throughout the 1990s and most experts point to one essential reason: multidisciplinary care. That's because it takes several perfectly fitted pieces to complete the complex puzzle of effective cancer treatment: combinations of early detection, prevention strategies, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, biologic therapies, imaging capabilities, and laboratory and pathologic analysis.

We introduce our patients to some of the most sophisticated technologies and advanced treatment options, such as:

  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to improve cure rates and functionality for lung, head and neck, prostate, colorectal, breast and brain cancers
  • Image-guided radiotherapy to target tumors of virtually any size or shape
  • Enhanced stereotactic radiosurgery to refine the treatment of brain tumors
  • Surgical placement of radioactive seeds to fight any cancer while sparing surrounding healthy tissue and organs

These multidisciplinary treatment programs yield extraordinary results for our patients, including

  • greater cure rates
  • increased organ preservation
  • preferred cosmetic and functional outcomes
  • better quality of life
  • improved pain relief

But it's not all about innovative technology and medical findings; it's also about human involvement, personal attention and individual treatment. We work every day to ensure that each patient's care is as much about compassion as it is about a cure.

Radiation Oncology

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is one of the most technologically advanced treatment methods available in external beam radiation therapy. Our physicians are among the most experienced radiation oncologists in the region with using IMRT.
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