Radiation Therapy

Our experienced radiation oncology team offers the most advanced radiation therapy program in the Big Bend region. About half of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy during the course of their treatment.

What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, also called radiation oncology, uses high-energy particles and waves (radiation) to destroy or damage cancer cells.

How Does Radiation Therapy Work?

Radiation delivered by a machine outside of the body is called external-beam radiation therapy. When delivered via a radioactive material placed within the body near cancer cells, it is called internal radiation therapy.

The Novalis Tx

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The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center is home to one of the most advanced radiosurgery systems in the world, the Novalis Tx with RapidArc and the ExacTrac system.

The Novalis Tx includes a powerful linear accelerator that rotates around the patient to deliver treatment beams anywhere in the body from virtually any angle. Novalis Tx radio surgery shapes the radiation beam precisely to the patient’s tumor or lesion, ensuring that the best possible treatment dose is delivered while healthy normal tissue is spared.

This enables radiation oncologists to carry out non-invasive radiosurgery with submillimeter accuracy. 

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