Radiation oncology is one of many services available to NYM patients who are being treated for cancer. A Regional Radiation Oncology Center, New York Methodist has the most advanced equipment which, combined with highly trained physicians, physicists, technologists and oncology nurses, offers patients a full range of radiation therapy procedures. Stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy—both non-invasive techniques used for lesions that might otherwise be inoperable—are performed at New York Methodist. Advanced interventions such as chemo-radiation and hyperthermia are also available at NYM.
Patients undergoing radiation therapy generally come to the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital five days a week for a period of about six to eight weeks. During this period, they receive information and education about cancer and may also participate in support groups with other patients who are receiving similar forms of therapy.
For more information on radiation oncology at NYM, please call 718.780.3677.
For the Institute for Cancer Care, call 866.411.ONCO (866.411.6626).