Welcome to Radiation Oncology at Boston Medical Center
Radiation oncology is the medical specialty devoted to the treatment of cancer and certain benign (noncancerous) diseases with radiation. Radiation may be used to try to destroy or shrink tumors, typically in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy, or to help improve quality of life by reducing pain or other symptoms caused by cancer.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at Boston Medical Center provides the most effective cancer treatment available. Using specialized techniques and advanced radiation equipment, the radiation oncology team is able to target treatment of tumors with remarkable precision and spare surrounding normal tissue—maximizing cures while minimizing side effects. The Department of Radiation Oncology is committed to providing exceptional care by delivering the highest quality radiation therapy, which incorporates the latest technological and scientific innovations in radiation oncology, to all patients without exception.
We provide the most effective cancer treatment available anywhere, including specialized techniques such as CyberKnife.
BMC’s radiation oncologists work closely with medical oncologists, surgeons, and specialists from other disciplines to provide the best comprehensive cancer care possible. Physicians from different specialties come together in multidisciplinary clinics and tumor board meetings to examine and evaluate each patient’s needs in order to develop the best customized treatment. BMC’s physicians endeavor to empower cancer patients and their families through culturally-sensitive patient education and support and to assist in their understanding and expectations of the complexities of cancer treatment. Each patient receives personalized care, including help with transportation, nutritional guidance, and interpreter services, and is treated with dignity, respect, and compassion.
In developing a treatment plan, the physical, psychological, and social impacts of the disease are considered, not only for the patient, but also for the entire family. From the moment a patient walks through the doors of the hospital, he or she receives the most compassionate and personalized care available, in a warm and supportive environment.