Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancer and is part of Hemet Global Medical Center’s comprehensive Oncology Care Services. Radiation therapy works by using beams of high-powered energy such as protons or X-rays to kill cancer cells. There are two types of radiation therapy. Radiation that is delivered from a machine outside of the body is called external beam radiation. However, radiation can also be delivered internally. This is called brachytherapy. Brachytherapy allows doctors to target specific parts of the body directly and deliver a higher dose of radiation. This type of therapy often has fewer side effects than external beam radiation and involves an overall shorter treatment time.
Our experienced oncologists manage each patient’s care throughout the course of the disease. This starts with the diagnosis, explaining the cancer diagnosis and stage, discussing all treatment options and his or her preferred choice, delivering quality and compassionate care, and helping our patients manage the symptoms and side effects of cancer treatment.
You can depend on our specialized team to give professional, compassionate care to you and your family. Call our hospital directly at (951) 652-2811 to make an appointment.