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Radiation Oncology

At Texas Oncology, our radiation oncology team comprises skilled radiation oncologists, physicists, and dosimetrists who meticulously calculate precise radiation dosages to ensure that your therapy is accurately tailored to your tumor.

What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncology involves the use of high-energy particles or waves to target and destroy cancer cells. Unlike chemotherapy, which affects the entire body, radiation therapy is a localized treatment, affecting only the cancer cells within the radiation field. This means that cancer cells outside this targeted area remain unaffected by the radiation.

Radiation Therapy

Nearly half of all cancer patients undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment plan. It is often the primary treatment for cancers such as those of the head and neck, lung, bladder, and Hodgkin lymphoma. For cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, and esophagus, radiation therapy is commonly combined with other treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy, to enhance overall effectiveness.

Our Radiation Oncology Services

Explore the resources below to learn more about the various radiation oncology services we offer:

External Beam Radiation Therapy This technique directs high-energy X-rays or electron beams at precise locations on your body where the tumor is situated.

Internal Radiation Therapy Also known as brachytherapy, this method involves implanting radioactive material directly into the tumor.

Treatment Planning and Simulation These are the initial steps in radiation therapy, ensuring accurate targeting and effective treatment.

Research Collaboration We participate in national clinical trials, providing access to cutting-edge radiation therapy treatments.

Phone: (775) 229-4330

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