At Rosetta radiology we strive to provide the best services in the radiology game. We love to help people and will always go the furthest to help our patients. One of our services, radiation oncology, is one of the premiere services we offer. Let’s answer some of your questions about radiation oncology:
What is it?
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 the cancer in the body while maintaining safe levels of radiation.
Are there any 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 kind of cancer can radiation fight against?
Radiation therapy can be used in any type of cancer. Even if it seems impossible radiation therapy can be different for various patients with various diagnosis’.
What can I expect if I choose to do radiation oncology at Rosetta?
Expect a 5 step treatment plan. The first step is diagnosis, in which your doctor will diagnose what you have. 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 fifth, and final step, is the testing and treatment.
We understand that cancer can be scary, but with the help of Rosetta and the option for radiation oncology, we will team up and fight cancer together.