Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Atlanta delivers radiation oncology by offering advanced radiation therapy options to patients with cancer. Our Atlanta hospital uses radiation therapy as a form of cancer treatment to destroy cancer cells or keep them from growing and dividing. Typically, radiation therapy involves small doses of radiation administered daily over a period of several days to several weeks. You may receive radiation therapy alone or in combination with other treatment modalities like surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and/or immunotherapy.
Our radiation oncologists at the Newnan, Georgia-based facility, situated in the Atlanta region, use advanced imaging techniques before and during radiation treatment so we can closely track the tumor. Based on your individual needs, our radiation oncologists will work closely with you to deliver radiation therapy designed for you and your specific cancer. The type of radiation therapy recommended by your radiation oncologist will depend on many factors that may include the type of cancer, size of tumor, location of the tumor in the body and past medical history.
Because cancer often affects organs and other essential biological structures, CTCA® radiation oncologists believe it is important for radiation treatment to be tightly focused on tumors to reduce serious side effects when possible. This technique is designed to deliver more targeted radiation dose to cancerous tissues, while reducing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. When patients experience side effects from radiation treatment, their care team works together to reduce side effects and improve quality of life.