You’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, or another type of cancer that will change your life. What do you do now? Where do you go? This can be a challenging process unless you and your physician are knowledgeable and know the next steps to take after you are diagnosed. At Radiation Oncology Associates, we are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art treatment in the Fort Wayne area that is close to home, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach with individualized treatment plans for every patient. The information below will provide guidance in understanding radiation therapy and the type of treatment you may receive.
What is radiation oncology?
Onco is a term denoting "tumor". Oncology is the science of dealing with and treating tumors, or cancer. Depending on a patient's clinical condition, providing radiation treatment can enable the patient to live a long and fulfilling life. Over half the patients diagnosed with cancer will receive radiation therapy, and many will also be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, or a combination of treatments. Your radiation oncologist in conjunction with your primary care physician or other specialists will review your case and determine the best course of treatment for your cancer.
At ROA, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art cancer treatment options in order to ensure that each patient receives a radiation therapy plan that is highly targeted and customized, leading to the best possible outcomes.