Radiation therapy is the use of radiation to treat a variety of medical conditions, especially cancer. It is often used following cancer surgery or in addition to chemotherapy. Radiation treatment may be given by means of machines that produce high energy X-rays or electrons (negatively charged particles). Depending on the location and type of treatment, radioactive materials may be implanted directly in the tumor or introduced through tubes placed in the specific site of interest. Lahey's Department of Radiation Oncology is known for the development and use of specialized procedures in the treatment of cancers. These include the rotational therapy technique and special methods for protecting non-diseased tissue during treatment. Lahey's Department of Radiation Oncology provides a wide range of specialized therapy:
Learn about how we became STAR program certified in cancer rehabilitation to help patients with cancer side effects, during and after treatment.