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Texas Oncology offers patients an arsenal of the most effective, leading-edge radiation therapies; see a snapshot of the technologies available.

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Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy is delivered to patients externally or internally to treat various forms of cancer. External radiation therapy uses high-energy X-ray or electron beams delivered by a linear accelerator and aimed at specific points on the body where the tumor is located. Internal radiation therapy involves the implantation of radioactive material directly into the body. A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the treatment of cancer patients using radiation therapy.

 

Patient Resources

For more information about radiation oncology see the Radiation Therapy Fact Sheet and Radiation Therapy Newsletter 

The following links will provide cancer-specific radiation therapy information:

   

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