If you, or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, your doctor has probably told you there are typically 3 types of cancer treatment: surgery, chemotherapy and radiation oncology.
Radiation treatment involves killing cancer cells with the use of radioactive beams—highly concentrated radiation delivered in the exact right spot to kill the tumor. Advanced technologies direct pre-programmed radiation beams while the patient lays still, other part of their body shielded. Our team uses advanced imaging to plan around the tumor, so the beams only hit the cancer cells and not healthy tissue. Learn more about our radiation treatment options.
Experienced Radiation Oncology Team
Careful planning amongst multidisciplinary teams of physicians, radiation therapists and physicists is the key to fighting cancer effectively with radiation therapy. At Wake Forest Baptist Health, our physicians are nationally-known for their contributions to the field of radiation therapy. We train future radiation oncologists in our fellowship program, and are consistently innovating to provide excellent treatment. Meet our team.
Patient Care during Radiation Treatment
Radiation treatment can be a long process, sometimes stretched out for weeks. Our staff is friendly, courteous and efficient—in fact, our department receives the highest quality marks for customer service. Our brand new facility, as of 2010 has an open, spacious waiting area and convenient access to our parking garage. Learn more about what to expect during your first visit.
As a part of a large, comprehensive cancer center, we also offer patients additional support and care. Visit Patient and Family Support to learn more.