Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA directly or by creating charged particles within the cells that can in turn damage the DNA. X-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles are types of radiation used for cancer treatment. The radiation used for cancer treatment may come from a machine outside the body or it may come from radioactive material placed in the body near the tumor cells or injected into the bloodstream. A patient may receive radiation therapy before, during, or after surgery, depending on the type of cancer being treated. The type of radiation therapy may vary according to the of the and location of the tumour.
Muzumdar Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Team provides expert, comprehensive, and compassionate care to patients with cancer. As a multidisciplinary team, oncology specialists work with one another to develop individualized treatment plans for each patient.
The entire team works collaboratively, providing coordinated and streamlined care that includes:
- Complete clinical evaluation and staging
- Personalized radiation therapy tailored to specific needs
- Ongoing evaluation and assessment to determine how well treatment is working and how the patient is responding
- Comprehensive follow-up care and support.
Our integrated and coordinated care means that the Radiation Oncology Team can evaluate patients, perform treatment planning, and begin treatment delivery in a single visit, provided necessary diagnostic workup is complete.
Advanced Technology for Optimal Planning, Management, and Delivery of Treatment:
Our primary goal is to deliver treatment safely and effectively, and in ways that enhance and benefit the overall experience of our patients. We use the most advanced treatment planning and information management software, in addition to leading-edge technologies to provide an integrated network for fast, efficient treatment that minimizes time spent waiting.
The success of Mazumdar Cancer Center lies in our cutting-edge radiation techniques and therapies: