Radiation therapy, also called radiotherapy, involves the controlled use of radiation to treat cancer either for cure, or to reduce pain and other symptoms caused by cancer. It can be used alone or in combination with chemotherapy and/or surgery to successfully treat many different types of cancer. A Radiation Oncologist is a physician who specializes in delivering radiation therapy.
Advanced technologies are used to deliver safe and effective doses of radiation to patients with cancer. The goal is to precisely deliver an adequate amount of radiation dose to treat cancer while protecting as much of the surrounding normal tissue as possible.
Radiation oncologists at COHA have access to advanced technologies and use sophisticated techniques when treating with radiation, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) or stereotactic ablative body radiation (SABR), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and proton therapy. Patients will also have access to the latest national and institutional clinical trials through our partnership with the University of Maryland.
Your radiation oncologist will discuss treatment options tailored for you to provide comprehensive and compassionate care close to home.