Radiation oncology focuses on using radiation to treat cancer and other diseases. Depending on a patient’s condition, the goal of radiation therapy may be to shrink or destroy a tumor or to slow its growth. Radiation may be delivered by a machine, outside the body, via external beam radiation therapy or, internally, using radiation seed implants or brachytherapy.
- Radiation oncology
Our Radiation Oncology Team
The Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center was designed to meet the needs of today’s cancer patients and their loved ones. In fact, many of the amenities – from the soothing artwork in the ceilings of treatment rooms to the Saratoga Hospital Guild Circle of Care Resource Center – are the result of input from cancer survivors, their friends and family members, and others whose lives have been touched by this disease.
In 2018, the Hospital added a second linear accelerator (LINAC) to help meet the needs of a cancer program that now serves twice as many patients as in 2005. A true-beam accelerator, the state-of-the-art LINAC enables the Hospital to provide advanced precision therapy for some rarer cancers.
Equally important, having two LINACs will ensure that patients have access to radiation therapy even when one machine is out of service for updates or testing.
A team that’s committed to you
Care is provided by a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing the best possible experience for you and your loved ones. Their qualifications and expertise are matched by their genuine concern for you as both a patient and as an individual.
Patients at the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center benefit from the same advanced technology available elsewhere in the region, including intensity modulated radiation therapy ( IMRT ), a dual energy linear accelerator with multi-leaf collimation, a high-speed multi-slice CT simulator, and an image-guided tumor localization system.
Awarded the Commission on Cancer Accreditation
The Commission on Cancer is dedicated to improving cancer care and the outcome of care by setting quality standards and accrediting over 1,500 cancer programs nationwide. The Commission on Cancer includes representatives from all stakeholders in oncology, including physician and nursing groups, and patient advocacy organizations.
We offer a number of support groups and monthly meetings. You can view our upcoming schedule by clicking here.
Our Saratoga Hospital Guild Circle of Care Resource Center is home to books and other sources of information, including lists of helpful websites, support groups, and organizations that offer services for cancer patients. Internet accessible computers place information at your fingertips.
If you have any questions or are looking for a second opinion, please call 518 -580-2800.
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