Our Approach to Radiation Therapy

GETTING STARTED IN YOUR CARE

GETTING YOUR DIAGNOSIS

PLANNING YOUR TREATMENT

UNDERGOING TREATMENT & FOLLOW UP

What to Expect of Radiation Therapy


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Your Doctor

Radiation Oncologist

This is a cancer specialist who provides your radiation therapy for cancer. Also called a radiation cancer doctor, he or she has additional specialty training in the use of radiation therapy (i.e. high-energy X-rays) for the treatment of cancers.

In addition to your primary radiation oncologist, the attending physician, there may also be other doctors-in-training called fellows or residents who will also be part of your care team as well as medical students. Stanford is dedicated to teaching and training the next generation of doctors.

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Extended Care Team

Medical dosimetrist
Medical physicist (PhD)
Radiation therapist
Advanced practice provider
Nurse coordinator (RN) or multidisciplinary care coordinator

Support Services

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