Radiation therapy has been used to treat cancer for more than 100 years. In radiation therapy, also called radiotherapy, we use high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells in your body. Millions of patients have undergone radiotherapy, and cure rates have increased steadily.
We may recommend radiation therapy as your first line of defense. Or we may recommend it in combination with surgery, chemotherapy, or other treatments. Each patient is unique. We tailor your treatment to the type and extent of cancer with which you have been diagnosed.
Our radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and scientists work with collaborators around the world to find new ways to eliminate cancer with focused energy. That work has produced significant breakthroughs.
Our goal is simple: to promote and preserve your length and quality of life. We focus as much radiation therapy as possible at the target area and minimize exposure to your healthy tissue.
External radiation therapies
External radiation therapy uses external beams as a non-invasive approach to killing cancer cells by using a source of focused energy—usually an X-ray—that originates outside the body. There are a variety of external radiation therapy techniques used for different types and stages of cancer. We use the latest equipment to produce radiation treatments tailored in intensity and dosage for your body.
- Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
- Image-guided radiation therapy
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
- Magnetic resonance imaging-guided radiation therapy
- Respiration-gated synchronized treatment
- Stereotactic treatments
- Surface-guided radiation therapy
Internal radiation therapies
Internal radiation therapy delivers a high dose of radiation inside or near a tumor. We use devices, implants, and specially engineered radiopharmaceuticals to deliver radiation to specific sites within your body, including:
- Gynecological organs, including the cervix, endometrium, uterus, or vagina
- Sarcoma and skin
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
We also hyperbaric oxygen to promote the recovery of healthy tissue after radiation therapy.