Colorectal Cancer Radiation Therapy

A sophisticated and effective way to treat colorectal cancer, radiation therapy uses highly advanced technology and innovative treatment techniques to deliver high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells or to prevent diseased cells from growing. Our cancer specialists use radiation therapy primarily for rectal cancer vs. colon cancer. It’s a local treatment, affecting cancer cells only in the area being treated. Our colorectal cancer team includes radiation oncologists at the forefront of their field who specialize in a number of radiation therapy options.

External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT): a machine called a linear accelerator delivers the radiation beams. We use newer and specialized techniques to focus the beams on your tumor and not healthy tissues (IMRT or intensity modulated radiation therapy).

CyberKnife: In certain situations, CyberKnife radiosurgery may be used to treat colorectalcancer tumors that have spread to other organs such as the liver, lungs, brain or spinal cord.