A.M.P. Radiation Oncology can treat any cancer patient requiring radiation treatment. Some of the most common cancers treated with radiation include lung, breast, brain, bladder, bone, colorectal, esophageal, GYN, prostate, skin, head and neck or pancreatic cancer.
Radiation treatments are normally delivered on a daily basis and typically take about 15-20 minutes. A course of treatment varies depending on the location of the disease and the stage of the disease. A typical course of treatment for a breast cancer patient is delivered over five to seven weeks, whereas a course of treatment for a patient with prostate cancer lasts from seven to nine weeks.
There are no sensations experienced while receiving the actual daily treatment. Unless discouraged for other medical reasons, patients can drive themselves to and from each treatment. Typically, the patient can continue their normal routine while undergoing radiation treatment and if they are working, can continue to do so.
The treatment room is calm, comfortable and equipped with a stereo that allows patients to listen to music during the treatment. The patient can bring their own music with them if they prefer. The room is also equipped with video monitors and an audio system that allows the therapist to see, hear, and even talk to the patient, if needed while the treatment is being delivered.