What is radiation therapy?
Radiation therapy uses targeted energy to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors and provide relief of certain cancer-related symptoms. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), our state-of-the-art radiation therapy program brings our patients the leading technology.
Our radiation oncologists use a variety of advanced technologies to deliver maximum radiation doses to tumors, with less damage to healthy tissues and organs. By focusing the radiation directly on the tumor, there is a lower risk of side effects.
Your well-being is at the center of everything we do. In addition to our leading radiation technologies, you’ll be treated by a team of clinicians from areas like nutrition therapy and oncology rehabilitation, all working together to meet your needs throughout treatment. This approach helps us plan for any side effects from the start, and quickly address any symptoms you may experience.
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Radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcoma
Depending on the type of soft tissue sarcoma you have and the extent of the disease, your soft tissue sarcoma treatment plan at CTCA may include radiation therapy.
Though surgery is usually the main treatment approach for soft tissue sarcoma, radiation treatments may also be used before (neoadjuvant therapy) or following surgery (adjuvant therapy).
Advanced radiation treatment for soft tissue sarcoma
Soft tissue sarcomas are very rare, and there are more than 50 different types that can be diagnosed. They can also be surrounded by sensitive tissues like nerves and blood vessels, or be located near vital organs such as the lungs or heart.
At CTCA, we have radiation oncologists and other experts who have experience in dealing with advanced and complex cases of soft tissue sarcoma. These radiation oncologists work side by side with our surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and other clinicians and specialists to help plan, coordinate and deliver radiation therapy.
We also use advanced treatments and high-tech radiation delivery methods to maximize the effect of soft tissue sarcoma radiation therapy, while minimizing side effects caused by damage to surrounding healthy tissues.