We recognize that cancer care can be a complicated process. At Mission Hospitals we work closely with other healthcare professionals. We strive to provide an integrated approach to your care that will offer you the most effective treatment for your particular diagnosis. Radiation therapy is one such treatment method.
Nearly half of all cancer patients will undergo radiation therapy during some phase of their cancer care. The role of radiation therapy is to cure the cancer or to alleviate pain and other symptoms of the cancer. When radiation therapy is used, one goal is to maximize the radiation dose to treat the cancer while minimizing effects of the dose on surrounding, healthy tissue.
At Mission Hospitals, radiation therapy services are provided by a dedicated team of professionals that work to ensure the most effective treatment and care. This team includes radiation oncologists (doctors specializing in radiation therapy), registered nurses, radiation therapists, medical physicists and nurse practitioners. In addition, radiation therapy patients are evaluated for possible participation in national clinical research trials.
At Mission Hospitals, we provide several types of radiation therapy, including:
- Stereotactic Radiotherapy
- 3-D Conformal Therapy
- Prostate Seed Implantation
- External Beam Radiation Therapy
The Radiation Therapy Department is fully accredited by the Joint Commission of Hospital Accreditation, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Radiology and the Radiologic Physics Center of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
For more information on Radiation Therapy at Mission Hospitals, please call