Radiation therapy uses beams of intense energy, like X-rays or protons, to kill cancer cells. More than half of people with cancer undergo radiation therapy during their cancer journey since it can be used for almost any type of cancer.
At Ellis Medicine, we provide advanced external beam radiation therapy. During this treatment, a linear accelerator machine aims beams of radiation at the cancer cells from different directions to ensure all cancer cells in the area are hit by radiation. Your doctor may recommend this treatment before surgery to shrink the cancer or prevent other cancer cells from growing after surgery.
Radiation therapy unfortunately damages healthy as well as cancerous cells. The radiation oncology team at Ellis Medicine strives to target cancer cells as precisely as possible to reduce side effects. They carefully plan each treatment using 3-D computerized tomography (CT) scans and highly specialized software to aim the radiation beams and determine precisely how much radiation is delivered.
Our advanced technology and careful planning make radiation therapy a safe and effective cancer treatment option.
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