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The use of controlled radiation to treat cancer either for cure, or to reduce pain and other symptoms caused by cancer.
Radiation therapy is used to destroy cancer cells and slow the growth of a tumor without harming nearby healthy tissue. While often a part of treating cancer, in some occasions radiation therapy can effectively treat the disease on its own. More than half of all people battling cancer receive a form of radiation therapy as part of their treatment.
Your radiation oncologist, through the use of diagnostic imaging, will determine when to use radiation to maximize its effect. Radiation treatments may take place as the primary treatment for cancer, before surgery, after surgery, or in conjunction with other treatments.
Your cancer care team will guide you through a consultation and planning process, keeping you in the loop on your personalized plan of care. We partner with the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center in nearby Waterbury to provide treatment planning, using software that calculates the position, dose and frequency of the treatment. Before treatment commences the treatment will be simulated to ensure the correct treatment will be delivered later.
All treatments take place at Bristol Hospital.
The most common form of radiation therapy, External Beam Radiation Therapy, is conducted by a matching that sends high-energy beams into to the targeted location, hitting it at different angles. You will typically receive treatment 5 days per week for a period of time determined by your radiation oncologist.
Our team stays closed during treatment to assure your comfort and provide updates on the treatment.
Each treatment typically last 30 minutes or less
Our team has specialized training in diagnosing and treating cancer in adults using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy.
These minimally-invasive image-guided procedures are used to diagnose and treat the disease with less risk and less pain than open surgery.
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Although I am a retired elementary school teacher, there are still lessons for me to learn as a patient of the Bristol Hospital Cancer Care Center. I have learned how patients like me are made to feel comfortable and safe in this extraordinary environment despite a long and often difficult journey.
See Tina's Journey
Nov 08, 2019
Bristol Hospital’s newest medical director brings with him over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and 11 years in the Army Special Forces.
Nov 07, 2019
Bristol Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Bristol Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.
Nov 01, 2019
After three successful joint replacement surgeries, Maria Cianchetti was able to get back to moving pain-free with help from a Bristol Health physical therapist.
Oct 22, 2019
Sandi has always been active. When a torn bicep and rotator cuff threatened her lifestyle, she trusted Bristol Health to help.
With the help and support of her Bristol Health team, Linda Murdock strengthened her heart and overcame mitral valve regurgitation.
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