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Radiation Therapy

What is radiation therapy?

Questions About Radiation Therapy?

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Our Radiation Therapy office is located on the ground floor of the Bennett Cancer Center, adjacent to the atrium.

Radiation therapy may be an important component of your individual cancer treatment plan.

At Stamford Health's Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, we are equipped with the latest technology, including state-of-the-art CT scan and linear accelerator machines, offering both intensity-modulated and image-guided radiation therapy for cancer treatment.

Our staff is standing by to deliver the compassionate cancer therapy services you deserve, as is ingrained in our Planetree philosophy of patient-centered care. Your Nurse Navigator will also connect you with everything you need, every step of the way.

Your radiation therapist works closely with our physicians, physicists, and dosimetrist to create the best plan for you, as well as ensure quality and consistency of treatment.

How do I prepare for my radiation therapy treatment?

  • Your first visit is a consultation with your doctor. Together, you’ll review your information recommendations for both treatment and follow-up.
  • Your second appointment is called a simulation. This can include marking your treatment area, having a CT scan, and discussing possible side effects. Following this visit, our team of caregivers will develop your specific treatment plan.
  • The simulation is followed by a visit which is like a dress rehearsal for the treatment. You will be placed on the treatment table so we can confirm that the markings and planning are all correct and in place. Your treatment usually begins the day after this appointment.

What will my radiation therapy treatment plan include?

We’ll schedule your treatment for the same time every day. Depending on your specific diagnosis and treatment plan, we’ll generally administer your treatment five days a week over the course of two to nine weeks. If you’re receiving chemotherapy at the same time, we will conveniently coordinate your appointment with your visit to the medical oncology-hematology department.

What side effects will I experience from radiation therapy?

Within a few days, you might experience some side effects, the most common of which are fatigue and skin irritation. We can help address these and any other issues you might experience, so please give us a call if you are experiencing any discomfort.

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