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Fox Chase Cancer Center Information

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Radiation Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase has one of the country's largest, most experienced programs in radiation oncology and a staff of physicians with an outstanding reputation as a leader in cancer therapy.
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Delivering the Most Advanced Treatment

Fox Chase Cancer Center offers the most sophisticated methods of delivering radiation therapy.
Treatment technologies or types of radiation therapy are described in this section. While advanced technologies offer the most sophisticated way to deliver radiation therapy, the physician's experience matters most. Fox Chase radiation oncologists are among the nation's most experienced doctors in treating cancer with these advanced techniques.

Treatment planning is done before your first radiation therapy treatment.

At Fox Chase, your treatment will be tailored based on your cancer stage, lifestyle and medical condition. Our in-house team of cardiologists, pulmonologists and internists will work with your oncologist to manage any pre-existing or new medical conditions that may arise during the course of treatment.

Treatment Options: External Beam Radiation Therapy

A radiation source outside the body, such as an IMRT or stereotactic radiotherapy, is focused to pinpoint treatment.


Internal Radiation Therapy

A low-dose radiation source can be placed (or "seeded") into the affected area to treat the patient. 


CyberKnife Technology with Fox Chase Skill in Pennsylvania

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT) offer physicians the opportunity to deliver large doses of radiation to very small areas by aiming an X-ray or gamma-ray at a target or tumor. Radiation can be precisely delivered to its target while preserving more healthy tissue than with conventional external beam therapy.