What is Radiation Therapy?
Radiation therapy, also called radiotherapy, uses high-energy X-rays or other waves to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation therapy sessions are painless, brief (about 15 minutes) and highly effective.
When Is Radiation Therapy Used?
Doctors often recommend radiation therapy if the cancer is confined to specific areas of the body. You may also receive radiotherapy before surgery to shrink a tumor or after surgery to kill any remaining cells.
Radiotherapy can also control pain and other symptoms of terminal cancers. This is called palliative radiation therapy.
Your AnMed team will determine if radiation therapy is appropriate for you and help you understand how it benefits you.
Cancers Treated with Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy can treat many types of cancer. Learn more about the use of radiation therapy for:
Types of Radiation Therapy
AnMed radiation oncologists use Varian’s TrueBeamSTx™ system, which helps make your treatment faster and more precise. That means you can spend less time getting care and more time on the things that are important to you.
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