Texas Oncology’s radiation oncology team includes radiation oncologist as well as physicists and dosimetrists who calculate precise dosages of radiation to ensure your therapy is tailored to your tumor.
Radiation oncology uses high energy particles or waves to treat cancer cells. Unlike chemotherapy, radiation therapy is considered a local treatment. Only cancer cells in the radiation field, the area where the radiation is delivered, are killed. If cancer cells exist outside the radiation field, the radiation does not impact them.
Approximately half of all cancer patients undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment. Radiation is usually the primary treatment for cancers of the head and neck, lung, bladder, and Hodgkin lymphoma. Radiation therapy is one facet of the overall treatment for cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, and esophagus and can be given alone or used with other treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy.
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