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High-tech Radiation Treatment with the St. Mary’s Touch

When using radiation to treat your cancer, you want the most technologically advanced treatment as possible along with the compassionate care that comes only from St. Mary’s.
  • Consultation, Simulation, Treatment Planning
  • Radiation Treatment with TomoTherapy
  • What to Expect During Radiation Therapy
  • Radiation Treatment FAQs

What is Radiation Therapy and how does it work?

Cancer is a disease that causes normal cells in the body to grow out of control. Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells and prevent them from multiplying and growing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation generated by a machine from outside the patient’s body or by radioactive sources implanted inside the patient.

Radiation therapy is painless, and you do not feel anything while the treatments are given. About 50 to 60 percent of cancer patients are treated with radiation. Radiation therapy can be used alone in the fight against cancer or in conjunction with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is used in the hope of curing cancer, as well as to help relieve a cancer patient’s pain.