At the Cancer Centers of Colorado - Lutheran Medical Center Radiation Oncology, we offer many forms of radiation therapy treatment options. Radiation therapy is the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of cancer by delivering high-energy beams directly to the intended target. Radiation therapy has two equally important goals: to control the growth of the tumor and to do so while minimizing exposure to the surrounding normal, healthy tissue. Radiation therapy is broadly divided into external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), where radiation is delivered to the target from an external machine, and brachytherapy, where radiation is delivered by placing the radiation source inside the body near the intended target. Both techniques are used for treating a large variety of tumor types.
While radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer, your team of medical experts will determine if it is right to treat your cancer. Conditions we treat may include: