Your radiation oncology team will answer all of your questions to help you feel comfortable during your treatments.

Your treatment team is led by a radiation oncologist who will guide all of your radiation therapy treatments.

It is always okay to ask questions if you are confused or concerned before, during or after treatment.

Your radiation oncology nurse is available to answer questions and help manage any side effects of treatment.

Your radiation oncologist uses sophisticated medical equipment to make sure the radiation goes directly to your tumor while avoiding healthy organs.

Radiation therapy treatments are generally painless, much like receiving an X-ray. The most common side effects are skin irritation, like a sunburn, and fatigue.


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Palliative Care or Palliation

featurePalliative care (also known as supportive care) strives to improve the quality of life of people with serious illnesses, including cancer. It is treatment that is intended to relieve symptoms but not cure disease.

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Former ASTRO Chair Dr. Anthony Zietman appeared on NBC Nightly News to discuss study showing adding hormone therapy to radiation therapy cuts the risk of death 50% in men whose prostate cancer returned after surgery. The full study can be found in the New England Journal of Medicine. Watch the video.

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All patients diagnosed with cancer benefit from palliative care. Learn more radiation therapy for palliative care.

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