Radiation therapy involves using targeted, penetrating rays of energy to destroy cancer cells. Because this energy can be focused with great precision on any part of the body, more than half of all patients who have cancerous tumors are treated with some form of radiation therapy.
Radiation can be an effective treatment for many cancers, and is designed to work by preventing cancer cells from growing and multiplying. The goal is to slow or stop the growth of the tumor. In many cases, the tumor may be completely destroyed.
Our Radiation Oncology department, one of only 14 centers in Florida with an American College of Radiology accreditation, is located on the first floor of the Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center. It has an essential mix of state-of-the-art technology, highly trained, caring, compassionate staff, and a wide range of support services that make it unique.
While our staff, equipment and technology provide an impressive program in themselves, the most important aspect of cancer care is the personal touch we offer each patient and family member. The staff is exceptionally qualified with many years of experience and specialty certifications. For more information on understanding radiation therapy, please click on the links to the left.