Thyroid Cancer Treatments
(Also see Cancer / Treatments / Radiation Therapy)
Sometimes, radiation therapy may be used in combination with surgery and/or radioactive iodine, or on its own, to stop thyroid cancer growth. Radiation may be given by traditional external beam x-ray.
Our radiation oncologists use the most contemporary technology to spare healthy tissue and lessen side effects. 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.
Learn more about what to ask your doctor about radiation therapy.
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