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Radiation Therapy Program

What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation Therapy is a field in which the radiation therapist prepares and treats already diagnosed cancer patients with high energy radiation using highly specialized equipment. Radiation Therapy treatment procedures are provided to cure the patient, or to relieve the painful symptoms of the disease. Radiation treatment offers control of the disease, improving patients' quality of life. Radiation therapy, in combination with surgery and chemotherapy, gives cancer patients the best chance of success in overcoming their disease.

What is a Radiation Therapist?

Therapists are primarily concerned with the design and administration of radiation therapy treatment, and issues of daily well-being, for patients with cancer. A radiation therapist is responsible for the daily delivery of the prescribed treatment dose according to a treatment plan prepared by the physician, in consultation with the medical physicist and dosimeter.


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