Radiation oncology is a branch of medicine specializing in the treatment of cancer with radiation. The physician who prescribes and cares for the radiation patient is called a radiation oncologist. Radiation works by focusing a beam of high-energy radiation or implanting radioactive sources in the area of tumor growth. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with other treatment, such as surgery and/or chemotherapy. In other cases, radiation therapy is employed as a supportive measure to reduce pain, pressure, or bleeding. In addition, numerous benign tumors (non-cancerous) can be treated with radiation therapy. Our three radiation oncologists - Robert Goebel, M.D., Robert Isaak, M.D., and John Triantafyllos, M.D., work hard to educate patients and their families about the treatment process every step of the way.
Our Radiation Therapy Treatment Options: