At the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
(UMGCCC), we provide a full range of state-of-the-art radiation therapies --
including the latest technology available to treat all
types of cancer. Our goal is to offer the most advanced treatment options available
to help our patients fight a winning battle against cancer.
Our radiation oncologists work closely with specialists in medical oncology
and surgical oncology as part of multidisciplinary teams to provide each patient
with a customized treatment plan suited to his or her particular disease.
Radiation therapy will help shrink your tumor. This therapy uses a form of
high energy x-rays which are carefully directed at your tumor and the surrounding
tissue which is at high risk for local spread. The high-energy beams can kill
cells and keep them from dividing and spreading. This helps destroy the tumor,
because cancer cells divide and grow faster than normal cells. Normal cells
usually recover successfully from radiation, but the high-energy beams will
be carefully aimed to target your tumor and lymph nodes and minimize the amount
of normal tissue affected.
The treatment process outlined here is for traditional radiation therapy. The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center offers many advanced types of radiation treatment for patients who may not be candidates for traditional radiation therapy.
From start to finish, patients referred by community providers will be met and assisted by a dedicated concierge team member during their visit to ensure a positive experience and successful reconnection back to their provider.
Getting a second opinion can also reveal new and better treatment options. As part of an academic medical center, the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) often offers therapies and clinical trials not available anywhere else.