Paradise Radiation Oncology

Our team will be there to support you and your family during this journey

The cancer center's radiation oncology service is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and medicine. Our physicians use ionizing radiation to both cure and lessen the effects of cancer. Our highly specialized team of oncology nursing staff utilizes the most up-to-date procedures and processes to see our patients through treatment.

What is radiation therapy?

Many forms of cancer will eventually create a tumor. A tumor is a mass of tissue created by cancer cells that starts creating passageways to other parts of the body so cancer can spread.

You may have heard radiation can cause cancer and be hesitant to consider radiation therapy as a treatment. While it’s true radiation has been linked to cancer, it is also an effective treatment for cancer when used appropriately.

In radiation therapy, a high dose of radiation is directed at a tumor to slow its production and destroy the cancer cells. Sometimes radiation therapy is enough to destroy the tumor, while in other cases it makes the tumor small enough so it can be removed through surgery.

What to expect during treatment

Radiation therapy is noninvasive. No incisions are necessary. Patients usually receive treatment several times over three to nine weeks, with each session lasting roughly 15 minutes. Though the radiation is targeted at the tumor, it may affect some of the surrounding tissue, which can cause some discomfort. You may experience fatigue and sensitive skin afterward.

Our team will monitor the effectiveness of treatment and keep you updated. Be sure to let us know what kind of side effects you are experiencing and if you have any questions or concerns about the treatment.

Contact us

Radiation Oncology
5629 Canyon View Drive
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 876-3144