Your Treatment Team
A team of board certified specialists and support staff work together to provide you with the best possible care. Weekly multidisciplinary conferences allow all of our oncology specialists to review cases and offer their expertise regarding the most effective treatments regimen for each patient.
The radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. He or she has advanced training and is board certified in Radiation Oncology. With responsibility for your overall care, the radiation oncologist will develop your treatment plan, prescribe the exact amount of radiation you will receive and meet with you regularly to evaluate your progress and answer questions.
The radiation oncology nurse also specializes in oncology and will help coordinate your care with the physicians and other staff. He or she is available to help with your day-to-day concerns, help you manage side effects, and can refer you to other health care professionals. Many of our nurses within the cancer program are Oncology Nurse Certified, indicating advanced training and education.
The radiation physicist and
dosimetrist are certified by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. They collaborate with the radiation oncologist in formulating your treatment plan and assist in ensuring that the prescribed plan is carried out.
The radiation therapists are trained and certified in radiation therapy. Under the direction of the radiation oncologist, they will administer your prescribed dose of radiation, assist with your simulation, and help arrange your treatment schedule.
If needed, a registered dietitian will help you plan a well-balanced diet to maintain your weight and provide the nutrition necessary for tissue recovery.
A social worker is also available to provide you and your family with support and counseling. During and after treatment, you may find talking to someone helpful. We also offer a variety of
support services, including support groups, exercise classes and spiritual care services.