Radiation Therapy for Quality Cancer Treatment Close to Home
Over half of all cancer patients receive some radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, as part of their treatment. Considered the treatment of choice in most skin cancers, radiotherapy can also be effective in certain stages of cervical, uterine, breast and prostate cancer, and in some types of leukemia and lymphoma. In addition, radiation may be used in conjunction with cancer-fighting drugs or to alleviate cancer symptoms.
In the spirit of our mission, radiation therapy actively promotes a friendly, caring atmosphere. Patients are encouraged to express their needs and concerns and be assured that staff members will listen and respond promptly and with consideration, minimizing patient anxiety and wait time.
Mercy Radiation Therapy Services
Mercy Radiation Therapy offers state-of-the-art technology in a comfortable and bright setting. The center is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of radiation oncologists, oncology-certified nurses, physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists to deliver a variety of radiation therapies. These include:
- 3-D Conformal
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Image-guided Radiation Therapy
- 4-D CT Scanning
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Our state-of-art equipment includes:
- Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator
- 16-slice Wide-bore Philips CT Simulator