On a patient’s first visit, the radiation oncologist will discuss treatment options, including the role radiation will have with other treatment modalities including chemotherapy and surgery. After the initial visit, a specialized CT scan to localize the tumor cells will be scheduled. A treatment plan specific to the patient will be developed, overseen directly by the radiation oncologist. This planning process can take 1 day or up to 2 weeks depending on the type of treatment. When the treatment plan is complete, the patient will be scheduled to begin their radiation therapy treatments. Typically, treatments occur Monday through Friday until the total number of treatments prescribed by the physician has been delivered. A treatment course will generally last from 7 to 9 weeks.
Linear Accelerator capable of Rapid Arc Therapy
At Urology & Oncology Specialists, PC our patients are the priority; this is why we offer a variety of treatment options to best meet every patient’s individual needs. Services offered in our center include:
Dr. Ellingwood was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended undergraduate school at Harding University and medical school at the University of Missouri. He graduated from both institutions with academic honors. Dr. Ellingwood is an acknowledged expert in the treatment of head and neck cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer.Learn More
Carol K. Stapleton was born and raised in Bay Minette, Alabama. She graduated in 1997 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Mobile then received her Master of Science in Nursing as a nurse educator/Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2010. She then furthered her education and obtained a Post Masters Degree as an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner in 2012.Learn More
Springhill Memorial Hospital, West Entrance
Located at Springhill Medical Center. Located in the Cancer Center entrance, on the northwest corner of main hospital building. Our office is the first on the left.
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