Radiation therapy is an important and powerful tool in the treatment of
many types of cancer.
At Torrance Memorial Medical Center our
radiation oncology department provides compassionate, individualized treatment using state-of-the-art
technology and participating in leading-edge clinical trials to provide
our patients with treatment alternatives that aren’t widely available.
We deliver high quality care as an integral component of our comprehensive
Radiation Therapy Services
We offer a full array of radiation services, including:
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
- Intracavitary Therapy
- CT, MRI and PET fusion
- 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy
- Conventional External Beam Radiation Therapy
- Partial Breast Brachytherapy
- Digital Imaging
- Interstitial Therapy
- High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
Your response to radiation therapy and its side effects may be very different
than someone else’s. While some people barely notice any side effects
from radiation therapy for cancer, others may be very tired, feel sore
at the site of the treatment or have other adverse effects. These variations
are related to the location of the treatment, the dose and the health
of the person receiving radiation therapy. Your radiation oncologist,
nurse and therapists will discuss the likely side effects with you before
and throughout your treatment.
Every aspect of your care is given meticulous attention to ensure that
you are receiving efficient and precise treatment in a way that minimizes
side effects. The treatment team has weekly meetings where every patient’s
treatment is reviewed and discussed in detail. Our physicists, dosimetrists
and radiation therapists conduct daily, weekly and monthly checks on all
radiation equipment to ensure optimum performance.
Learn More about Radiation Thearpy at Torrance Memorial