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Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy is an x-ray treatment that damages or destroys cancer cells in your body. Our radiation oncologists will oversee your radiation therapy treatments, work with the other members of the radiation therapy team to develop your treatment plan and ensure that each treatment is accurately given. Your radiation oncologist will also monitor your progress and adjust the treatment as necessary to make sure the radiation is hitting its target while minimizing side effects. Before, during and after your radiation therapy treatments, your radiation oncologist will work closely with your other cancer doctors, such as your medical oncologist and/or surgeon, to maximize the radiation’s effectiveness.

The sophisticated Elekta Infinity radiation therapy system offers patients access to one of the most advanced treatment technologies available. Not only does the Infinity offer superior image guidance capabilities, but its Volumetric Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) technology shortens treatment time without compromising quality of care. Shorter treatment times translate into increased patient comfort and improved accuracy by reducing time spent during treatment.

RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS AT MARY BIRD PERKINS CANCER CENTER IN HAMMOND: