Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is one of the most common and important methods of cancer treatment. Therefore, about half of all cancer cases involve radiation therapy. It works by delivering high doses of radiation with special equipment to target cancerous tumors. It kills or damages them so they can’t grow, multiply, and/or spread.

Radiation therapy services at Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma include:

  • Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Electron beam therapy

We use State-of-the-art linear accelerators (LINACs) at CCSO to deliver external beam radiation therapy. This includes three-dimensional conformal therapy, electron beam therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT). IGRT ensures that radiation is delivered with great accuracy by using imaging during treatment to enhance patient positioning and alignment.

Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)

VMAT is a faster way to treat patients that need IMRT treatments, often cutting the treatment times in half. Another benefit is VMAT’s ability to deliver a more conformal dose to the cancer tissue.

Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

For more information about your nutritional needs during cancer treatment, please visit our Nutrition page.