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Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy radiation to destroy cancer cells. The treatment is non-invasive and delivered from outside the body by a large machine called a linear accelerator which works by targeting a focused beam of x-rays directly at the tumour area. Treatment is safe, completely painless and takes only a few minutes each day.

At Nova Healthcare our unique partnership with Leeds Cancer Centre means that we have access to the very latest technology and are able to offer our patients treatment using advanced radiotherapy techniques, which ensure that the tumour is treated, whilst healthy surrounding tissue is spared.

Advanced radiotherapy techniques include:

  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT): a form of radiotherapy which shapes the beams and allows different doses of radiotherapy to be given to different parts of the treatment area. This is often used to treat cancers that are located close to important organs or structures
  • Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT): a precise form of radiotherapy which uses images, taken just before treatment, to inform the treatment area, ensuring it is focused on the tumour
  • Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR): an advanced radiotherapy technique which delivers an ablative and precise dose of radiation to the tumour, over a small number of outpatient treatment sessions

As a patient of Nova Healthcare, you can rest assured that your radiotherapy treatment is tailored according to your individual needs, planned and managed by your dedicated consultant and given by a highly trained therapy radiographer who is available to support and guide you through your treatment.

Consultants specialising in the treatment of radiotherapy

Dr Sree Rodda

Consultant Oncologist

Prof. David Dodwell

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr. Mehmet Sen

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr. Peter Dickinson

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

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