In the treatment of cancer, innovative and exciting diagnostic tools and treatment options are available in radiation oncology. At our Radiation Center of Excellence, located at Memorial Hospital, patients are reaping the rewards of advanced technology, the expertise of physicians and technologists, and the team approach they take to treating the whole person.
While undergoing treatment, patients become like family to our multidisciplinary radiation oncology team. The team includes radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, nurses and technologists, all working together on customized treatment plans.
Sophisticated imaging technologies perform 3-D computerized mapping of exact tumor dimensions that help guide therapy by targeting tumors with precise doses of radiation. Physicians receive critical information to assess and reassess treatment as it progresses.
Radiation is a type of energy used to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. New technology provides options for delivering the radiation depending on the size and location of the tumor. Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) uses computer-guided precision to target tumors with high doses of radiation delivered externally.
High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy or Mammosite treatments deliver radiation internally with a radiation source implanted near the tumor site. Both of these treatments protect healthy tissue.
An atmosphere of respect and genuine caring surrounds patients and families at Memorial’s Radiation Center of Excellence. Professional staff and volunteers provide information about your treatment, offer refreshments or assist with transportation. We are all on your team.
Our attitude of service reflects Memorial’s holistic care for mind, body and spirit. Additional free assistance is available through our Centers for Cancer Support from chaplains, social workers, dietitians, educators and administrative staff.
Call (423) 495-7778 for more information on cancer support services.
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