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Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology, also called radiation therapy, is a major part of cancer care. Most people will receive some form of radiation during their course of cancer treatment.

Whether your doctor recommends radiation therapy depends on:

  • Your type and stage of cancer.
  • How it may or may not fit in with your personal treatment plan.

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we:

We want to make sure that you — and your cancer — receive the best treatment possible.

Safe, High-Quality Radiation Oncology Care

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center takes a team approach to offer carefully tailored treatment options with the goal of delivering the best possible outcomes.

Our Department of Radiation Oncology provides a full range of advanced radiation treatment services through our expansive network. This includes locations throughout Pennsylvania, western New York, and Ohio, as well as overseas.

The American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) accredits our radiation oncology program. This prestigious designation recognizes our compliance with strict, national standards for cancer patient safety and radiation oncology practices.

As the largest ACRO-accredited system in the nation, this means you'll receive safe, high-quality radiation oncology care at every visit.

We also have a commitment to integrating novel research and advancements into your radiation treatment.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center's partner, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, conducts academic and research activities. This allows us to give you early access to some of the newest cancer treatments through clinical trials.

Contact the Radiation Oncology Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

To learn more about radiation therapy at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, please call us at 412-647-2811.

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What To Expect

Radiation therapy treats a wide variety of cancers. It shrinks or eliminates tumors and can help cancer from reoccurring.

Read about what to expect during radiation.
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Diagnostic Services

Radiation oncologists use a variety of diagnostic and planning techniques to help plan the proper cancer treatment, including PET-CT, 4D CT scans and more.

Read about the diagnostic services we offer.
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Treatment Services

UPMC CancerCenter offers three modes of radiation oncology treatment: external beam radiation therapy, internal radiation therapy and radiosurgery.

Read about the treatment services we offer.