Radiation therapy (RT)—also called radiation oncology or radiotherapy—serves as an integral part of the multidisciplinary cancer treatment we deliver at NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center. Using high energy radiation to kill cancer cells, radiation therapy can help relieve symptoms (palliative care) and/or provide an effective, long-lasting cure.
Combined with surgery and/or chemotherapy or used as the only treatment, radiation therapy is essential to optimizing outcomes for patients with a wide array of cancers. Radiotherapy has proven a powerful tool in treating malignancies of the breast, brain and prostate, to name a few.
Personalized Treatment Plan
Rapidly advancing innovations in external beam therapy continue to make radiation oncology a safe and effective therapeutic option. At NorthShore, we use state-of-the-art equipment and technology tto provide advance RT services, ranging from intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
Our experienced radiation oncology specialists are key members of your Kellogg Cancer Care team. Individualizing your care, we carefully calculate all radiation therapy treatments to precisely target your tumor and minimize exposure to healthy tissue throughout the rest of the body.
Easy Access to Care
Radiation therapy care plans often require multiple sessions during the course of your treatment to maximum effectiveness. Providing services close to home, NorthShore offers convenient radiotherapy locations at Evanston, Glenbrook and Highland Park Hospitals.
For More Information
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call the hospital:
- Evanston: 847.570.2590
- Glenbrook: 847.657.5950
- Highland Park: 847.480.3908