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Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncologists treat cancer with radioactive rays, using techniques such as X-rays or radioactive materials placed directly in tumors to kill the cancer cells. Lima Memorial radiation oncologists have access to some of the most advanced radiation equipment available today, operated by experienced radiation technologists.

 

Precise Treatment

Your radiation treatment plan is specific to your type and stage of cancer. Today, new diagnostic and treatment equipment lets us diagnose and treat cancer with unprecedented precision. Those treatments may include the use of advanced technology including:

  • IMRT, IGRT, SBRT and 3D conformal radiation therapy of the brain, head & neck, lungs, GU, GI and skin
  • SBRT for solitary pulmonary nodules
  • MammoSite targeted radiation therapy and IMRT for the breast
  • HDR brachytherapy for gynecologic cancers
  • Endobronchial, endoesophageal and endovascular brachytherapy
  • External beam radiation therapy for skin cancer and keloids
  • Radiation therapy for hip arthroplasty
  • I-131 for thyroid cancer

The objective of radiation treatment is to treat cancer as aggressively as possible − while keeping you as comfortable as possible. 

 

Leading Edge in Radiation Therapy

The Cancer Institute offers the leading edge in radiation therapy with Varian TrueBeam™ linear accelerator technology that includes state-of-the-art enhancements. This technology provides advanced cancer treatment techniques and treats moving targets with great speed and accuracy, preserving healthy tissue. The TrueBeam™ can effectively treat cancer anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated, including lung, breast, prostate and head & neck. 

For select cancers stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivers a high dose of radiation over fewer treatments. What traditionally takes four to six weeks of daily treatment can now be accomplished with five SBRT treatments or less.

To contact Lima Memorial Cancer Institute, call 419-998-4496.

 

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