Radiation therapy is the use of precisely targeted radiation to treat benign
and malignant tumors. Radiation destroys the ability of malignant cells
to grow and divide and is often an effective aspect of cancer treatment.
Radiation therapy can be used on almost every part of the body and is
often prescribed in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Brian
Goldsmith, MD, who is board-certified in both radiation oncology and palliative
medicine, and Sharon Dutton, MD, board-certified in radiation oncology,
work closely with other specialists to determine the most effective treatment plan.