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Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology is a medical specialty that utilizes different forms of radiation to safely and effectively treat cancer and other diseases. Radiation treatment is used to treat cancer, to control the growth of cancer, and to relieve pain and other symptoms. Recent advances in radiation technology are allowing a higher quality of life while minimizing side effects. Radiation therapy may be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy.

Penn Radiation Oncology Center at Chester County Hospital

Penn Radiation Oncology Center at West Chester provides state-of-the-art evaluation, the latest treatments, and extensive follow-up care. Our center is jointly operated with Penn's Department of Radiation Oncology, and our services are provided under the direction of full-time Penn physicians. Long a national leader in the development of advanced radiation treatment, Penn was the first facility of its kind to use an innovative technique that targets radiation precisely to a tumor, sparing normal tissue. Penn was also the first with a system that is able to continuously monitor the accuracy of radiation delivery.

Our areas of specialization include brain, breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and prostate, colorectal, gynecologic, head, neck, and lung cancers. In addition to treating patients with cancer, we also treat those with benign (noncancerous) diseases that can also benefit from radiation treatment.

Our services include:

  • Physician evaluation and treatment planning for radiation therapy
  • Second opinion and consultation services
  • Supportive care and symptom management
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of prostate and head and neck cancers

Our medical care team consists of:

  • Radiation oncology physicians with specialized training in the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer and other diseases
  • Radiation oncology nurses who provide important information on symptom management, medications, nutrition, and home care
  • Radiation therapists, certified technical personnel, who deliver treatment as directed
  • Dosimetrists, highly trained staff, who work with the physicians to develop individualized computerized treatment plans
  • Medical physicists who monitor the equipment and ensure accuracy and precision of treatment delivery

Penn Radiation Oncology Center at Chester County Hospital
Chester County HospitalView Map
701 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610.431.5530
Hours: Monday-Friday, by appointment

Last Updated: 2/12/2014