NEA Baptist Clinic

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that utilizes carefully targeted and regulated doses of high-energy radiation to treat and kill cancer cells. It is a unique blend of state-of-the-art technology and warm personal care by a multidisciplinary radiation therapy team. 


The radiation therapy team consists of a Radiation Oncologist (a physician that specializes in the use of radiation to treat cancer) who works closely with a medical physicist, dosimetrist, radiation therapist and oncology nurse. The radiation team at NEA Baptist works closely with our medical oncologists, surgeons and other doctors to coordinate the best plan of care for our patients.


Meet our Radiation Oncologist


Equipped with the latest technology, the radiation oncology department includes a linear accelerator and a CT simulator. Learn more about the technology here.


Services 

Radiation therapy can be combined with surgery, chemotherapy and/or other forms of medical treatment to provide the most comprehensive plan of care for treating a patient with cancer. 


The benefits of radiation therapy include:

  • localized treatment with pinpoint accuracy that affects cancer cells only in the targeted area, ensuring the most effective dose while sparing healthy tissues and organs
  • the treatment in itself is painless
  • treats a wide variety of cancers
  • can be the primary plan of treatment to kill cancer, used adjacently to forms of medical oncology, or used as a form of palliative care to provide relief to patient