All Your Questions About Radiation Oncology Answered

Have you been recently diagnosed with cancer? Rosetta Radiology is here to help you fight it. As the country’s first outpatient radiation therapy practice, Rosetta Radiology was the first to provide radiation oncology services in a private practice setting. We provide an environment to ensure patient comfort while allowing for aggressive and proactive treatment.

What Is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncology is a form of cancer therapy that uses radiation to shrink cancer cells and tumors. The radiation is not harmful to the body and is the same radiation used in a CT scan or x-ray.

How Does It Work?

The radiation is directed toward the tissue of the cancer cells careful to not harm any healthy tissue in the body. The radiation is safe but is used at a higher energy level to fight cancer in the body while maintaining safe levels of radiation.

Side Effects?  

With most medical procedures there are usually some side effects. However, with radiation oncology side effects can differ between patients. Some common side effects are weight loss, skin irritation, nausea, hair loss, and fatigue. Even though some of these side effects can be expected of patients, some patients don’t experience much of these symptoms. Let us know if you have any concerns with side effects.

What Should I Expect If I Choose To Do Radiation Oncology?

Expect a 5 step treatment plan. The first step is a diagnosis. The second step is meeting with a radiation oncologist and them giving you an idea of what will happen. The third step is a simulation of how the radiation treatment will work. We do this to ensure your comfort and cooperation through this tough process. The fourth step is treatment planning, we will map out your treatment and see what radiation is best for you. The final step is testing and treatment.

You’re strong but you don’t need to face cancer alone. Our treatment team will be with you the whole way. Rosetta Radiology provides flexible daily scheduling and can coordinate transportation if needed. A physician is available at all times to respond to questions and concerns. Consult your physician or feel free to contact our Radiation Oncology department to discuss your treatment options.

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