Radiation therapy may be prescribed as the sole treatment for treating cancer, or combined with other treatments such as surgery and/or chemotherapy. At MICC, we offer our patients the revolutionary TrueBeam STx, which enables unprecedented levels of precision, accuracy and control, thus increasing the effectiveness of the treatment with fewer side-effects.
The TULASI Hospital of Cancer Cure offers all modalities of radiotherapy.
A patient may be given radiation therapy before, during, or after surgery. Some patients may receive radiation therapy alone, without other treatments. Others may have radiation therapy and chemotherapy at the same time. The timing of radiation therapy depends on the type of cancer being treated
Radiation can be delivered by a machine outside the body; this is called external-beam radiation therapy. It can also be delivered from radioactive material placed in the body near cancer cells – this is internal radiation therapy, more commonly called brachytherapy. Most patients receive external-beam radiation therapy in daily sessions with radiologists. The treatment is spread over the course of several weeks.
The three types of external-beam radiation therapy are: Intensity Modulated Radiation Treatment (IMRT); Stereotactic Radio-surgery and Radiotherapy(SRS/SRT), and Stereotactic Body Radiation Treatment (SBRT).
MICC’s expert team of radio-oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapy nurses and radiation therapists, jointly plan and administer treatments