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 spot to kill the tumor. Advanced technologies direct pre-programmed radiation beams while the patient lays still on the treatment table. Our team uses advanced imaging to plan a radiation dose to the tumor, so the beams mainly hit the cancer cells and not healthy tissue. Learn more about our radiation treatment options.
Experienced Radiation Oncology Team
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Careful planning by our multidisciplinary team of physicians, dosimetrists, 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 consistently improve radiation treatment. Meet our team.
Patient Care during Radiation Treatment
Radiation treatment can be a long process, sometimes stretched out for weeks. With this in mind, we are committed to providing the best possible experience for our patients during their radiation treatments. Our staff is friendly, courteous and efficient - in fact, our department received the highest quality marks for customer service. Our facility, opened in 2010, has an open, spacious waiting areas and convenient access to the parking garage. Learn more about what to expect during your first visit.
As a part of a large, comprehensive cancer center, we also offer our patients additional care and support. Please visit Patient and Family Support to learn more.