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Treatment Overview

Radiation therapy (also called therapeutic radiology or radiation oncology) uses special kinds of energy waves or particles to fight cancer and sometimes non-cancerous diseases. Like surgery, radiation therapy is used in several ways depending on the type and location of the cancer. Certain levels of radiation work to destroy cancer cells or prevent normal or cancer cells from growing or reproducing. This treatment may provide a cure for cancer or non-cancerous diseases, control of disease, or relief of its symptoms.

Advanced treatments offered by Stanford Radiation Oncology include:

A Personalized Approach

Stanford’s team recognize that the logistics of treatment themselves can be difficult. Physicians and staff do their best to streamline processes in several ways:

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