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Radiation Oncology Treatment Information

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara is recognized for its excellent patient care and highly skilled physicians and staff. The reputation of our Radiation Oncologists coupled with innovative technology attracts patients from the entire Central Coast area. To provide patients with the individualized attention they need, our staff is experienced in the most advanced approaches to treatment. To effectively treat many different types of cancer, the Cancer Center's Radiation Oncology Department offers a wide range of capabilities including standard external beam radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy. The medical specialty of radiation therapy has always depended on technology to treat cancer patients. Therefore, the Cancer Center will continue to carefully evaluate new technology and upgrade or add equipment which holds significant promise.

Our patients sometimes receive other treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or surgery, as well as radiation therapy. To ensure the best possible outcome, this multidisciplinary approach requires collaboration and coordination among the specialists on a patient's treatment team.

During the first visit, patients meet with a Radiation Oncologist, who may then consult with other specialists as necessary, to determine the best course of action. In addition, other members of the Cancer Center’s Support Services Department may be brought in to support your successful management of treatment.

The major goal of radiation therapy is to treat cancer while maintaining optimal organ function and quality of life. Because each patient's case presents unique challenges and requires individualized attention, a consultation with the Radiation Oncologist can determine which treatment plan offers the best patient outcome.

All radiation therapy services are located at 540 West Pueblo Street.