The Lahey Health Cancer Institute (LHCI) offers a full range of radiation therapy options for genitourinary cancer, which includes prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and adrenal cancer. We are focused on not exposing you to unnecessary radiation, so we are particularly skilled at adapting our services to treat you with the least amount of radiation needed.
Among our radiation therapy options at Lahey Health is a procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery. This is a form of radiation therapy that focuses high-power energy on a small area of the body. It is used to treat a number of different types of cancer, including prostate cancer and kidney cancer. Stereotactic radiosurgery targets and treats cancerous tissue while minimizing damage to nearby healthy tissue.
Another type of radiation therapy at LHCI is brachytherapy, often used to treat prostate cancer. In this procedure, radioactive pellets that resemble seeds are placed into the prostate gland. These seeds give off radiation to kill prostate cancer cells.
External radiation, also called external beam radiation, is the most common type of radiation therapy to treat cancer. At Lahey, we have the most up-to-date equipment and experienced radiologists to allow for more precise delivery of the high-energy beams used to kill cancer cells while doing less damage to normal tissues.
Your safety is very important to us. Some of our quality and safety initiatives for radiation therapy include: