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Department of Radiation Oncology
Patient education resources at the Mass General Department of Radiation Oncology, to help answer your questions.
An introduction to the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. An overview of the different processes and procedures to expect in the course of your treatment program. Learn about what radiation is and the different types of radiation used to treat cancer.
Watch Tommy McGraw's story, who was treated with Proton Therapy here at Mass General.
Learn about traditional radiation therapy and treatment procedures at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Introduction to Department of Radiation Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Important information about types of cancer treatment at Mass General.
Learn what expect and how to prepare for your radiation appointment with a CT simulation.
Meet the different members of your care team, including your radiation oncologist, registered nurse, radiation therapist, and more.
Tandem and ovoid treatment is a type of radiation used to treat different cancers that affect the female reproductive system. Learn how to prepare and what to expect before, during and after treatment.
There are many people on your care team who provide your different treatments. Meet the members of your care team, including your radiation oncologist, radiation therapist and registered nurse.
There are lots of people on the Proton Therapy team who will care for your child. Meet the members of the care team, including the radiation oncologist, social workers, nurses and child life specialist.
This written document describes what you can expect before and during your radiation treatments.
CancerHelpPatients and families have access to this easy to use computer program located in the Radiation Oncology patient waiting area. Programs such as, *Radiation Therapy & You, *Eating Hints, and *Understanding Cancer Pain, are available in English and Spanish, as well as audio modules. Patients and families can access links to NCI information and more!
The Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource ProgramThe Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Program offers a range of support resources around the Cancer Center. The program has an ongoing mission to make support services, as well as respite and community-building areas, more accessible to patients and families throughout the Cancer Center.
Integrative TherapiesThe Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program at the Mass General Cancer Center offers educational and support workshops plus wellness services for patients and families. The educational workshops include topics such as chemotherapy, nutrition, spiritual well-being and care planning to help you learn more about treatment, side effects and gain support from others with cancer. The wellness services, such as qigong, yoga and acupuncture, focus on healing the mind and body and can help you cope with symptoms and stress.
RT Answers The American Society for Radiation Oncology maintains a website with other helpful information for patients. You can find it here.
Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer
Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation for Patients with Rectal Cancer
Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation for Patients with Anal Cancer
Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation for Patients with Esophageal Cancer
Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy: What You Need to Know
What You Need to Know About Pelvic Radiation for Gynecological Cancers
What You Need to Know About Tandem and Ovoid Implants for Cervical Cancer
What You Need to Know About Tandem and Ovoid Implants for Cervical Cancer (Spanish)
Contact UsIf you have further questions about patient education and the Department of Radiation Oncology please send an email to: InformationRadOnc@partners.org
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