Radiation Therapy

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 3:41pm

The Radiation team treats patients with all different types of cancers, so it makes sense that they wouldn’t limit their awareness efforts to just one month. Tracy uses both her personal Facebook page and word of mouth to let all her coworkers know which days they should wear a particular color.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:17am

While undergoing radiation treatment, you may never meet your dosimetrist. You might not even know you have a dosimetrist, but they play a key role in how effective your radiation treatment is at fighting your tumor.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:07pm

Last winter, I had a sudden-onset headache. My primary care physician sent me to a specialist, who ordered multiple scans, and the next thing I knew, I was being told I had a meningioma, a benign brain tumor.  

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 3:12pm
When radiation therapy is delivered from outside the body, it travels through the skin to the tumor, damaging healthy skin cells along the way. This can lead to radiation dermatitis (irritated skin), which can last several weeks after treatment ends.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:14am
Radiation therapy plays an integral role in the treatment plan for many breast cancer patients, reducing cancer recurrence and improving survival.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 7:33am

Following breast cancer removal by lumpectomy, whole breast irradiation is commonly required. We know that when breast cancer cells return after surgical removal, they often recur in the area where the tumor was removed.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:31am

Until recently, radiation therapy has played a very limited role in the treatment of kidney tumors.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 8:32am

Anurag Singh, MD, Radiation Oncologist and Director of Clinical Radiation Research at RPCI, joins this week's edition of Roswellness Radio to discuss radiation therapy. In addition to clearing up misconceptions about the treatment, Dr.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 3:48pm

Cancer treatment, as many patients can attest, can cause unwelcome side effects.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:31am

When discussing radiation therapy with a patient, I’m often asked, “What side effects should I expect?”

There’s three things to keep in mind about radiation therapy side effects: