Brain Cancer Treatments
(Also see Cancer / Treatments / Radiation Therapy)
Patients may receive radiation treatment after surgery for brain cancer or as a therapy on its own. Our radiation oncologists use the most contemporary technology to spare healthy areas and lessen side effects.
Advanced procedures include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), to deliver high-powered, targeted radiation in focused beams. This allows the radiation beam to match the shape of the tumor and avoid other areas.
Some brain cancer patients may be treated with stereotactic radiosurgery, sometimes called “surgery without the knife.” This radiation treatment uses linear accelerator technology to precisely target powerful x-rays on a small area, limiting risk to nearby tissue.
Patient education informs about radiation treatment, possible side effects and personal care during and after therapy.
The Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Memorial Hospital has been awarded the ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation for the highest level of quality and patient safety by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). This three-year award is given only after a peer-review evaluation by experts in the field. The review assesses our patient care, treatment and safety, the qualifications of our team, quality control, equipment excellence and more.
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