Radiation Oncology Patient Care
At the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC), we provide a full range of state-of-the-art radiation therapies -- including the latest technology available to treat all types of cancer. Our goal is to offer the most advanced treatment options available to help our patients fight a winning battle against cancer.
Our radiation oncologists work closely with specialists in medical oncology and surgical oncology as part of multidisciplinary teams to provide each patient with a customized treatment plan suited to his or her particular disease.
Radiation therapy will help shrink your tumor. This therapy uses a form of high energy x-rays which are carefully directed at your tumor and the surrounding tissue which is at high risk for local spread. The high-energy beams can kill cells and keep them from dividing and spreading. This helps destroy the tumor, because cancer cells divide and grow faster than normal cells. Normal cells usually recover successfully from radiation, but the high-energy beams will be carefully aimed to target your tumor and lymph nodes and minimize the amount of normal tissue affected.