Radiation Oncology Center and Cancer Treatment
Cancer. Radiation. The very words inspire fear. When Atlanta patients come to us for radiation treatment, they are scared, uncertain and anxious. They don’t know what to expect or how this diagnosis and treatment is going to affect their lives. At the DeKalb Medical Radiation Oncology Center, our board-certified physicians and expertly trained staff are dedicated to providing the most current and innovative radiation cancer treatment in a patient-centered, compassionate environment.
Radiation Cancer Treatment
DeKalb Medical’s state-of-the-art Radiation Oncology Center is designed to provide Atlanta oncology patients with the latest radiation therapy technology available to treat their disease. A dual energy Linear Accelerator is used to treat all types of malignancies, and special computer systems are utilized by the radiation oncologists and medical physicists to select the optimal treatment configuration and dosage to meet the goal of complete eradication of a malignant tumor. DeKalb Medical is now treating cancer patients with two revolutionary new radiotherapy techniques:
- IMRT(Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy), a highly precise technique that targets tumors while sparing surrounding healthy tissue
- The MammoSite Radiation Therapy System (RTS), a potential alternative to the traditional six-week radiation schedule many breast cancer patients who have undergone lumpectomy are prescribed
The Radiation Oncology Center staff is exceptional in that each employee, from the receptionist to the physicians, gives of himself or herself to the fullest. We treat our radiation cancer treatment patients as if they are our own family members. This personal attention provides reassurance to patients who are unsure of what to expect when they first walk through the door. We don’t just deliver radiation cancer treatment; we also deliver hope. For more information, call 404.501.6925.