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Radiation Oncology

The Radiation Oncology Department at Baptist Hospital offers consultation, evaluation and treatment for a wide variety of cancers. Staff members, including radiation oncologists, nurses, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, physicists, social workers and dietitians, provide patient-centered, compassionate care.

Radiation therapy uses a powerful linear accelerator to kill cancer cells in the tumor and surrounding tissue. Radiation oncology services at Baptist Hospital include a complete range of treatment options:

  • Conformal radiation therapy
    By using a CT scanner for three-dimensional planning, doctors are able to target a cancer with very high doses of radiation therapy, while minimizing damage to healthy tissue.

  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy
    Computerized controlled X-ray beams are precisely shaped to match the tumor and attack it from various angles. This precision means more tumors are destroyed, there are fewer side effects, and the odds of beating cancer are improved.

  • Brachytherapy
    Using a narrow tube, physicians can place a cancer-killing radioactive material inside the body, as close to the cancer site as possible. Advances in high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy make it possible to deliver intense levels of radiation to the cancer site. In certain patients with breast cancer, the HDR brachytherapy can be delivered in a much shorter course of treatment than standard radiation therapy.}

  • TrueBeam STx ™
    Innovative radiotherapy technology that gives doctors the ability to treat many cancers that were previously difficult to treat because of their location or the tumor’s natural tendency to move within the body.  It shortens treatment time from hours to minutes. TrueBeam STx is versatile and can be used for all of the types of radiation therapy the hospital offers.

  • Head and Neck Cancer Support Team
    A multidisciplinary diagnostic, treatment and support team for those with cancer of the mouth, nose, nasal sinuses, throat, or larynx (voice box). The team works together to determine the best treatment plan for every head and neck cancer patient and provides guidance and support throughout treatment and recovery.

    Team members include radiation and cancer specialists, ear, nose and throat specialists, plastic surgeons, oral surgeons, a gastroenterologist, nurses, radiation therapists, a dietitian and social worker. The social worker serves as a patient navigator to assist patients and their families with psychosocial and practical concerns.

  • For more information on the Radiation Oncology Department at Baptist Hospital, call 786-596-2430; toll free at 800-599-2456; or E-mail at cancerinfo@baptisthealth.net.

    Free valet parking is available.

    If you live outside of the United States and would like more information about our services, please contact an international representative at International@BaptistHealth.net or 786-596-2373.