Northside Hospital Cancer Institute offers more radiation oncology centers and advanced radiation therapy treatment units than any other hospital system in Georgia. Newly designed linear accelerators with stereotactic ability allow us to treat small tumors with unprecedented precision, whether they are in the body or the brain. This technology, combined with our expert, board-certified physicians practicing at multiple locations across Georgia, and access to our network of over 55 cancer centers allows patients to receive the most advanced treatments close to home.
Radiation therapy is one of the most common cancer treatment options. It involves the use of special equipment to deliver high doses of radiation in order to destroy cancer cells. Like surgery, radiation therapy is a localized treatment and may be used externally or internally (also known as brachytherapy) to eradicate cancerous tissues. It may be used alone, or in conjunction with other types of cancer treatment such as chemotherapy and surgery.
Northside uses radiation therapy to treat the following:
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The strength of our Radiation Oncology Program is our team of highly skilled specialists that work together to provide the best possible care for our radiation therapy patients.
Our team includes:
Below is a description of what patients should expect during their radiation therapy treatment process after having scheduled their initial visit with a radiation oncologist.
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How Radiation Therapy Fits Into the Cancer Treatment Plan