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Radiation oncology is provided at the Nathaniel D. Yingling, M.D., Cancer Center through a partnership with Hahne Regional Cancer Center of DuBois Regional Medical Center. Radiation oncology uses a machine called a linear accelerator, which uses painless, high energy X-rays to damage cancer cells and stop them from growing and dividing.

We offer the latest technology, namely Image-Guided Radiation Therapy. This cutting-edge treatment uses an advanced and highly precise stereotactic radiotherapy technology.

Because of its improved targeting, IGRT allows for more aggressive treatment of cancerous cells. The enhanced accuracy of this treatment system will benefit a wide range of malignancies including prostate, lung, intra-abdominal, pelvic, head and neck sites.

IGRT is one of the best technologies any medical center can offer. This therapy substantially improves patient safety, comfort and cure rates by protecting healthy tissue while delivering more powerful doses to the tumor.

Other methods of delivering radiation therapy, such as Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy and 3-D Conformal Radiation, are also offered.

Related Links
About Chemotherapy (Medical Oncology)
About the Nathaniel D. Yingling, M.D., Cancer Center

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