Radiation (radiotherapy) is a form of cancer treatment that utilizes high doses of radiation to shrink tumors or to destroy cancer cells. Radiation can also be used as a way to ease cancer symptoms. This is also known as palliative radiation treatment. Radiation treatment can be used alone or with other treatments such as chemotherapy, hormones, targeted therapy, or surgery.
At the CMH-OHSU Collaborative, you will receive the same advanced cancer care and services, using the same state-of-the-art equipment and technologies provided by OHSU, without traveling long distances. Being able to fit radiation therapy into daily life means that you can maintain a better quality of life throughout your cancer treatment.
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