Radiation Oncology

What is radiation oncology?

Blood TransfusionsRadiation therapy uses powerful, targeted energy to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. The goal is to attack cancer cells as aggressively as possible while limiting damage to healthy, surrounding tissue. Sophisticated, new technologies make it possible to target tumors with pinpoint accuracy, enabling radiation oncologists to deliver higher doses with greater patient safety. Depending on the nature of your diagnosis, radiation therapy may be used in combination with chemotherapy to achieve the best possible outcome.

State-of-the-art radiation treatment close to home
At the Harrison Bremerton Radiation Oncology Center, you have access to the latest technologies in radiation therapy—delivered by highly skilled specialists within a warm, healing environment. We draw on experts from the full spectrum of cancer care to design your customized treatment plan. Our multi-disciplinary approach ensures that every avenue is explored as we evaluate the most effective treatment for you.

At the Harrison Bremerton Radiation Oncology Center, you will receive care from licensed and highly qualified specialists, led by board-certified radiation oncologists.

Other specialists include:

  • radiation therapists
  • registered nurses
  • radiation physicists
  • dosimetrists (highly trained dosing specialists)

Some of the state-of-the-art radiation technologies used at Harrison include:
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • RapidArc™ Radiotherapy Treatment
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • 3-D Conformal
  • respiratory gating
  • enhanced imaging
  • A “big-bore” CT scanner with an extra-large opening for patient comfort
  • Radiopharmacy (treatment with radioactive drugs)

Harrison Bremerton Radiation Oncology is the only facility on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas that offers two linear accelerators and inpatient onsite radiation therapy. Access to a full scope of supportive services is also available just steps away.

The Harrison Radiation Oncology Center is located on the Harrison Medical Center campus in Bremerton at 2520 Cherry Ave., Bremerton, WA 98310.

Radiation Therapy and You (Source: National Cancer Institute)