Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that uses targeted high-powered beams of energy to kill cancer cells, and sometimes is used in conjunction with other treatments. The physicians in the Department of Radiation Oncology use advanced technology to deliver these precise doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy to treat tumors – minimizing the impact to surrounding healthy tissue.
Cancers treated include:
- Urologic cancers (prostate, bladder, kidney)
- Thoracic (lung and esophageal cancers)
- Head and neck cancers
- Gastrointestinal tumors (colorectal, anal, pancreas, liver, and bile duct)
- Gynecologic cancers
- Hematologic tumors (lymphomas, multiple myeloma)
- Brain and spine tumors
- Soft tissue sarcoma
- Skin cancers
- Certain benign conditions (i.e. Dupuytren’s disease, keloid)
Individualized treatment plans are developed in an multidisciplinary team frequently consisting of radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, geneticists, and other cancer-related specialists.
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Patients have access to participate in a number of clinical trials.
Awards for Excellence
The Radiation Oncology Department is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology - Radiation Oncology Program. White Plains Hospital is a repeat recipient of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The Hospital has been repeatedly designated as a National Breast Center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The Women’s Choice Award® - America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care signifies a commitment and passion towards an extraordinary healthcare experience for all patients through the Hospital’s cancer program, meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, as well as for their excellence in clinical performance with regard to patient safety measures.
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