External beam radiation therapy comes from a machine that aims radiation at your cancer. It is a local treatment, which means it treats a specific part of your body.
Minnesota Oncology offers patients a wide range of advanced radiation treatment services at our Maplewood Cancer Center and St. Paul Cancer Center. Our state-of-the-art external beam radiation equipment allows us to precisely target tumors with just the right dose in each session. This spares healthy surrounding tissue – maximizing results while minimizing side effects. We also offer brachytherapy treatments for some types of cancer to get the radiation closer to the tumor. The right options for each patient are chosen based on the type, location and size of the cancer.
Treatment with radiation is provided by our team of radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and physicists. They work closely with the medical oncologists, surgeons and specialists from other disciplines to provide the best, most comprehensive cancer care possible.
Radiation therapy is often a primary treatment type for men with prostate cancer. High-dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy delivers radiation directly inside the prostate. External beam radiation therapy may also be used to treat cancer from outside of the body. If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer it's a good idea to talk to an oncologist about the right timing and types of treatments.
With 12 locations throughout the Twin Cities, an experienced radiation oncologist is easily accessible from every corner of our region. Our team will not only recommend the right cancer treatment for you, but we will also offer the support you and your loved ones need right now.
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