Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to kill or shrink cancer cells and decrease their ability to divide. If the disease is advanced, radiation may be used to reduce the size of the tumor and to provide relief from symptoms.
Radiation therapy technology continues to advance, allowing doctors to target cancer with greater precision and safety.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, your Aspirus cancer specialist, or oncologist, will work with you to develop the best treatment plan for you. Together, you will determine if radiation therapy or another form of treatment is right for your situation.