Your Guide to Radiation Treatment for Cancer

Introduction


When you have been diagnosed with cancer, it is important to review all available treatment options. One possible option for solid tumors is radiation treatment. ROCNV uses sophisticated software and highly specialized equipment to deliver a variety of treatments, depending on what is best for each patient’s unique case. Your physician will review the radiation treatment options with you and determine which one is right for your particular cancer.

This information is intended as a general guide to radiation treatment for cancer. It does not replace a full discussion with your ROCNV physician and healthcare team. It is important to know that radiotherapy and/or radiosurgery is not appropriate for all types of cancer. Actual treatment times may vary. Typical radiotherapy treatments are delivered once a day for a series of weeks. Typical radiosurgery treatments are delivered during one day or for a series of days depending on your particular case. Serious side effects are treatment site specific and can include diarrhea, nausea, swelling at the treatment site, lymphedema and secondary cancer. Talk to your doctor about what you can expect from your treatment and to find out if radiotherapy or radiosurgery treatment is right for you.

Your Guide to Radiation Treatment for Cancer is provided courtesy of Varian Medical Systems, Inc.