American Fork Cancer Center has fully trained radiation oncologists who treat cancer patients by applying radiation that is directly targeted to the cancerous area.
Radiation oncologists are part of your treatment team and work with surgical specialists and
medical oncologists (chemotherapy) to develop and implement your cancer treatment plan. The intensity and duration of
radiation therapy treatment will vary based on your cancer type and stage of cancer.
Radiation Treatment Options
- External beam radiation: this machine applies radiation to a targeted area of the body. This radiation is performed in multiple doses over the course of a couple weeks.
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): applies a strong dose of radiation at targeted cancer cells, using a three-dimensional system.
- Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT): Two- or three-dimensional imaging provides more accurate targeting of cancerous areas.
- Brachytherapy: radioactive materials are placed
within the body near the source of cancer cells for a short duration (seconds to minutes), or
permanently, depending on the cancer treatment plan.
If you have any questions about radiation therapy, please call the American Fork Cancer Center at