Radiotherapy is an integral part of a multidisciplinary cancer treatment program. Radiation therapy can be given alone as a cure. Radiation therapy services can also be combined with surgery or chemotherapy to enhance treatment.
The MCH Cancer Center offers radiation treatment for cancer through the Department of Radiation Oncology at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The department is equipped with five modern linear accelerators, one gamma knife, two simulators and a high-dose rate brachytherapy unit to provide radiation treatment for cancer. In addition, the department has an active three dimensional conformal therapy program, intensity modulated radiation therapy program, stereotactic radiosurgery program and high dose rate/low dose rate brachytherapy program.
Our radiation therapy services are conducted by radiation oncologists, medical physicists, board-certified radiation therapists, medical dosimetrists and other highly trained support staff.