At Prisma Health Cancer Centers, radiation therapy is a safe, proven treatment that uses penetrating beams of radiation to destroy or damage cancer cells. About half of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy.
Radiation therapy may be used alone or combined with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or surgery. In some cases, radiation treatment results in the complete destruction of a tumor. In other cases, the aim is to shrink the tumor to relieve symptoms. There are various types of radiation and different ways to deliver the therapy, including external and internal radiation therapy.
Prisma Health provides the most advanced radiation therapies for patients in Columbia through a partnership with South Carolina Oncology Associates. In Sumter, radiation services are provided at the Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital Cancer Treatment Center.
March 25, 2020