Cancer cells grow and divide more quickly than normal cells. By using concentrated levels of radiation at the areas of cancer in the body, radiation therapy can destroy or slow down the growth of cancer cells.
About 65 percent of all patients with cancer require radiation therapy at some point in their treatment. Our specially trained physicians and staff will consult with you prior to treatment to identify and measure specific treatment areas.
Depending on the diagnosis, typical treatments last from two to seven weeks. After completing treatment, patients return for follow-up visits for up to five years.
The Holy Cross Hospital Radiation Treatment Center, located in Silver Spring, Md., is committed to providing the finest, most advanced radiation oncology care. We work with referring physicians to coordinate patient care, provide access to innovative new therapies, and are committed to continually advancing our technologies to meet your needs.