Radiation therapy uses a low-intensity radiation beam to kill cancerous cells. Radiation can be used as a primary treatment or in combination with other methods to reduce the size of a tumor before surgery. Radiation is most useful when treatment needs to be targeted at a precise point in the body. Today's more advanced diagnostic imaging equipment - such as that used at Phoebe - now allows better mapping of cancer sites and more precise targeting of radiation.
Phoebe's status as a major cancer center gives us the resources to acquire the absolute latest cutting-edge technology for our patients and doctors. The radiation accelerators and imaging equipment are the most advanced available.
But advanced technology is only half of the story. The other half is our people, a team of experts dedicated to the treatment and recovery of every patient.
As a patient at our radiation center, you have a complete team of experts dedicated to your individual case: physicians, radiation therapists, oncology-certified nurses, an oncology outreach coordinator, a cancer nutritionist and other support staff.
The services include all aspects of consultation, treatment planning and dosimetry, treatment, nursing, follow-up and any other medical or technical service that is necessary to support you - and your family - through cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
How We Treat Cancer: The radiation treatment program at Phoebe is built around relieving the stress and anxiety that accompany a cancer diagnosis.
Our Doctors: Learn more about our radiation oncologists.
Counseling: Learn about services available to patients, or call now to speak with a counselor - (229) 312-7141.
Support Groups: Learn about how patients help each other cope with cancer.
For more information about Radiation Oncology services at Phoebe, call (229) 312-2260 or toll free at 800-490-0684.