Results for Radiation Oncology
Learn more about Radiation Oncology Specialists and how to choose the right one for you
A radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancer with radiation. Radiation oncologists consult with other specialists to develop radiation treatment plans and ensure the safety and accuracy of radiation therapy. They are involved in patient care before, during and after radiation therapy for many types of cancer, from bladder cancer to brain tumors.
Radiation oncologists work in hospitals and freestanding radiology clinics. They are key members of cancer care teams that may include oncologists, surgeons, primary care doctors, and other radiologists and specialists. Doctors send their patients to radiation oncologists to receive treatments, including traditional external beam radiation therapy as well as internal radiation therapy and radioactive drugs. Radiation oncologists oversee all aspects of radiation treatment, including prescribing the radiation therapy and ensuring treatments are accurate and minimize damage to healthy tissue nearby.
Radiation oncologists also evaluate a patient’s progress and confer with other oncologists to stage the level of seriousness and spread (metastasis) of cancer. They watch for side effects of radiation therapy, treat side effects, and modify treatments as needed.
A radiation oncologist may also be known by the following names: cancer radiologist, oncology radiologist, radiology oncologist, and cancer doctor.
There are 66 specialists practicing Radiation Oncology in Park Ridge, IL with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 27 hospitals near Park Ridge, IL with affiliated Radiation Oncology specialists, including AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.
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