Radiation Oncology or Radiotherapy involves the administration of high-energy radiation to treat and manage cancer in different parts of the body. Radiation Therapy can be given in combination with chemotherapy for a more effective form of treatment in certain cases, upon the recommendation of the primary attending physician or oncologist. It also serves to palliate symptoms from advanced metastatic disease.
Common cancer sites being treated within the section includes urinary bladder, bone, brain breast, cervix, uterus, head and neck, liver, lung, pancreas, prostate, rectal, colon, skin and lymph nodes.
The following are the services offered by the section:
- Conventional Radiotherapy
- Three-dimensional Conformal Treatment
- TomoTherapy, or Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Total Body Irradiation
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery