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Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Huntsville & Other Alabama Locations

Radiation oncology is a clinical and scientific specialty dedicated to the management of patients with cancer (and occasionally a few non-malignant conditions) through radiation, or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. There are two main types of radiation therapy: external beam radiation therapy and internal radiation therapy.

External beam radiation is also known as X-Ray therapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). This type of radiation is administered using a treatment machine called a linear accelerator. Treatments are typically given in small daily doses, for several weeks, depending on the total and final dose of radiation that is planned/prescribed by the radiation oncologist.

Internal radiation therapy (also call brachytherapy) is achieved by implanting “sources or seeds” (small pieces of radioactive substance) or by using an implanted device call a “reservoir,” into which a liquid radioactive substance is injected. This delivers very intense radiation to a small area of the body, thus limiting the exposure to the normal tissue.

Patient Portal Notice

Clearview Cancer Institute has started using a new patient portal, called Noona, in order to better connect patients with their care team.

If you have an email address on file, be on the lookout for an invitation email to sign up. Your care team can also help you register during your next visit. CareSpace will be available for a limited time.

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