Avera Medical Group Radiation Oncology
Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) often plays a vital role in the treatment of patients with cancer at the Avera Cancer Institute. Frequently combined with other treatments such as surgery or chemotherapy, radiotherapy uses ionizing radiation – delivered either externally or internally – to control or kill cancer cells by permanently damaging their DNA. The challenge is to do this with the least possible damage to healthy tissues.
For patients whose doctors have recommended radiotherapy, Avera Medical Group Radiation Oncology provides the two things they need most: the most advanced radiotherapy technology available and a healthcare team with world-class expertise.
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Our board-certified Radiation Oncologists have not only treated thousands of cancer patients with radiotherapy, but have also been pioneers in the use of high-end technologies – such as brachytherapy – now used daily in the Avera Cancer Institute and at cancer centers around the world. They work side-by-side with board-certified Medical Physicists, Dosimetrists and dedicated teams of Therapists who have special expertise in specific types of radiotherapy.
As part of the Avera Cancer Institute, the Radiation Oncology team works closely with your other doctors to develop a personalized radiotherapy treatment plan and coordinate it with your other therapies. Because every patient is unique, every treatment plan is highly individualized. Avera Medical Group Radiation Oncology excels in the use of sophisticated treatment planning methods to optimize the effectiveness of radiotherapy treatment, minimize the radiation dose to healthy tissue, and ensure the best possible cancer outcomes.
Radiation Oncology Services
Some of the advanced radiation therapy technologies available at the Avera Cancer Institute:
Radiation Oncology Team
Avera Medical Group Radiation Oncology takes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Our Board Certified Radiation Oncologists are supported by a team of Radiation Oncology professionals including highly trained nurses and board certified medical physicists and dosimetrists whose job it is to help develop individualized treatment plans. As part of the Avera Cancer Institute, our providers collaborate across the full spectrum of medical specialties to provide our patients with a seamless continuum of care, compassionate service and the best possible cancer outcomes.
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