Radiation is type of energy in form of electromagnetic waves or particles. This energy is used in medicine with the aim of screening and treatment of cancer and certain diseases. Directing high-dose radiation energy to the organ which is treated is called as “radiotherapy” or “radiation oncology”. The aim is to eliminate cancer cells.
Radiotherapy requires intense collaboration of radiation oncology doctors, medical physical therapists, radiotherapy technicians and nurses. Radiotherapy can affect normal cells along with cancerous cells. Thus, treatment planning should be carried out by experienced doctors in a way decreasing the side effects. Radiation Oncology of Kent Oncology Center performs treatment and follow-up of the patients with cancer with an interdisciplinary approach in world standards.