Providing Advanced Care Together
Thank you for choosing Corpus Christi Medical Center for your healthcare needs. We would like to personally welcome you to the Radiation Oncology Department. There are a few things you should know in order to familiarize yourself with our exceptional staff and facilities. Our philosophy is to provide you with the most advanced treatment options available. Every case is different and your treatment plan is individually designed for you.
Our staff is prepared to travel with you throughout your cancer journey, providing both you and your family with the education, resources and support that you need. If you have any questions or concerns at any time throughout your treatment, please do not hesitate to ask one of us.
Corpus Christi Medical Center can offer you the most advanced Radiation Therapy treatment available anywhere. The Elekta linear accelerator sets international standards for integrated imaging enabling faster, more accurate treatments.
Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) is a treatment for cancer that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and stop them from spreading. Low doses of radiation are used in common activities such as X-rays of your teeth or bones, yet when given in high doses, radiation kills or slows the growth of cancer cells.
Radiation therapy may be used at different times during your cancer treatment
and for different reasons:
-Before surgery, to shrink a cancerous tumor (neoadjuvant therapy)
-After surgery, to stop the growth of any remaining cancer cells (adjuvant therapy)
-In combination with other treatments, such as chemotherapy, to destroy cancer cells
-In advanced cancer to alleviate symptoms caused by the cancer