Radiation therapy is form of cancer treatment that uses high-energy particles to destroy or damage cancer cells. Once the cancer cells are damaged, they are not able to grow or spread throughout the body. Although normal cells are affected by the radiation, they are able to repair themselves, unlike cancer cells.
Radiation therapy is a very common treatment for cancer and can be used alone or with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or surgery.
Lovelace’s radiation oncology program features highly skilled, compassionate medical professionals and state of the art equipment, including New Mexico's only Perfexion Gamma Knife.