Radiation therapy is an important component in fighting cancer, delivering precisely-targeted and measured doses of radioactive iodine, cobalt, cesium and other isotopes to destroy cancerous cells and tumors. NuHealth’s specialists in the radiation oncology division work as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary program to provide advanced cancer treatments for patients of Nassau University Medical Center and physicians in the surrounding community.
NuHealth’s radiation oncologists at Nassau University Medical Center offer hope and healing to patients with such conditions as:
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Localized Tumors
NuHealth’s modern cancer-treatment center at Nassau University Medical Center includes a Siemens 6/23 dual-energy linear accelerator with electrons, and a sophisticated Philips 3D planning system that enables extraordinarily precise Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, in which extremely narrow and changing beamlets of energy actually bend around healthy tissues to target tumors from multiple angles. Our radiation oncologists also increasingly employ brachytherapy, a technique that places tiny radioactive “seeds” next to or within a specific part of the body. By delivering very high doses of highly localized radiation, we reduce the possibility of causing unnecessary damage to healthy tissues.
To make an appointment with a radiation oncologist at Nassau University Medical Center, please call (516) 572-8722.
Chair – Mitchell Karten, MD