Radiation Oncology

Photo of the Elekta Infinity Radiation Machine used by our radiation oncologists

Radiation therapy uses high energy particles or waves to destroy or damage cancer cells in a specified area. For most people, treatments are given 5 days a week for 1 to 7 weeks. The number of treatments you need depends on the size and type of cancer, where the cancer is, how healthy you are, and what other treatments you are getting. External radiation therapy is like getting an x-ray. It is painless and only takes a few minutes. The side effects of radiation therapy vary depending on where the radiation is directed. New, advanced technology combined with our experienced, knowledgeable physician team and staff means your treatments are on par with facilities across the Northwest. All the cancer care and services a patient needs are located here under one roof: medical oncology, radiation oncology, infusion therapy, financial counselors, social work and a cancer nutritionist. This level of care provides you the opportunity to stay at home during treatments. It allows you to be near the support of family and friends, which in itself is some of the very best care you can receive. Please note that at any time you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our staff at (208) 239-1720.