Treatment & Services

Patient care involves members of a multidisciplinary team which includes doctors, nurses and radiation therapists. Massachusetts General Hospital is a teaching hospital where residents and fellows, who are completing specialized training in radiation oncology, work closely with the attending doctors.

Treatment Programs

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  • Breast Program

    The Breast Program at Massachusetts General Hospital is staffed by leading radiation-therapy experts who provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care to patients with breast cancer.

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  • Central Nervous System Program

    Specialists in the Central Nervous System Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology include some of the world's leading experts in using radiation therapies to treat brain tumors and cancers of the spine and peripheral nervous system.

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  • Gastrointestinal Program

    The Gastrointestinal Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology treats all types of GI cancers, including difficult-to-treat, advanced-stage pancreatic cancer and liver cancer, using the latest radiation therapies.

  • Genitourinary Program

    Specialists in the Genitourinary Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology are renowned for their expertise in using advanced radiation therapies to treat cancers of the urinary tract (men and women) and the reproductive tract (men).

  • Gynecologic Program

    The Gynecologic Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology administers innovative radiation treatments to women with malignancies of the reproductive tract.

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  • Head and Neck Program

    The Department of Radiation Oncology's Head-and-Neck Program specializes in providing state-of-the-art radiation therapy for patients with head-and-neck cancers, including complex forms of these diseases.

  • Hematologic Program

    The Hematologic Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology specializes in treating lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia and other blood disorders with advanced radiation therapies.

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  • Melanoma and Skin Program

    Leading specialists in the Melanoma and Skin Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology use advanced radiation therapies and techniques to treat melanoma and other malignant skin tumors.

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  • Ocular Melanoma and Eye Tumor Program

    Managing treatment for hundreds of patients annually, the Ocular Melanoma and Eye Tumor Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology specializes in state-of-the-art radiation therapy for patients with malignant and benign eye tumors.

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  • Pediatric Radiation Oncology

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Department of Radiation Oncology provides radiation therapy to treat a variety of tumors in children using the most current techniques available.

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  • Sarcoma Program

    The Sarcoma Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology uses state-of-the-art radiation therapies to treat soft tissue and bone tumors, both malignant and benign.

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  • Thoracic Program

    Specialists in the Department of Radiation Oncology's Thoracic Program treat patients with lung and esophageal cancers and other tumors of the chest using the latest radiation therapies.

Treatment Procedures

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  • Stereotactic Proton Radiosurgery

    The Proton Beam Unit at Mass General was founded in 1962 and has the largest experience with stereotactic radiosurgery of any center in the United States. Learn more about these advanced procedures.

Patient Education

  • The Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program

    The Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program focuses on improving the quality of life and well-being of Cancer Center patients, their families and friends through free wellness services such as acupuncture and yoga. These services help you take care of your whole self — mind, body and spirit.

  • Your Guide to Radiation Therapy (PDF)

    Read our patient information guide to learn more about the different types of radiation treatments and what patients can expect.

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