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 care program.

Radiation Therapy Services

We offer a full array of radiation services, including:

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • IMRT
  • 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.

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