Radiation Therapy for Cancer Treatment
Orange Regional Medical Center offers radiation therapy services at one convenient location at our main campus at 707 East Main Street in Middletown, NY. The Eleanor T. Snow Radiation Oncology Center is dedicated to commemorate the life of Eleanor T. Snow. Our center is accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).
Radiation therapy is a key element in the treatment of cancer. Fifty to sixty percent of patients diagnosed with cancer receive some form of curative or palliative radiation treatment during the course of their disease. Today, hundreds of thousands of patients are free of cancer as a result of having radiation treatments alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy.
A Highly-Skilled Team with State-of-the-art Technology
Our Center’s highly-specialized radiation oncology team consists of board certified physicians, a physicist, dosemitrist, radiation therapists, nurses, therapy assistants and support staff who take great pride in their ongoing Performance Improvement Program. This program enables the staff to continually and systematically improve patient outcomes and care; identify opportunities for improvement; and organize, collect data, and promote analysis of that data.
Radiation Therapy Treatment & Technology
The treatment of cancer with ionizing radiation is a complex process requiring careful clinical evaluation, therapeutic decision making, treatment planning, simulation, selection of the appropriate modality, clinical care during treatment, and follow-up. To provide the best patient care requires highly-trained personnel and sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment.
External Beam Radiation Therapy
Referring to radiation therapy through which ionizing radiation is administered from an external source. This is most commonly referred to as “external beam therapy.”
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
Allows our on-site radiation oncologists to precisely treat tumors and limit exposing healthy tissue to unnecessary radiation.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
An advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy that utilizes computer-controlled linear accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor.
The procedure(s) of placing the prescribed radioactive source directly on or near the affected site via surgical procedure or catheter.
The TRUEBEAM™ SYSTEM
TrueBeam is engineered to deliver powerful image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments for cancer with pinpoint accuracy and precision.
A nonsurgical procedure that uses precisely focused, high-dose radiation beams to be delivered to a small, localized area of the brain.
Acutely aware of the importance of caring for the “total” patient, the oncology team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, working very closely with all related ancillary departments such as physical and occupational rehabilitation therapies, nutrition services, and case management as well as outside agencies such as Hospice.
Information, Education, Prevention and Support
From cancer support groups and screenings to our clinical trials program, we provide comprehensive cancer care. If you or a loved one has cancer, count on Orange Regional’s experienced physicians, compassionate staff and live-saving technologies to fight the battle, together with you.
Our Patient Navigators are specially-trained to help guide and support you and your family through your cancer care treatment and recovery.
We are an active participant in the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS), a data collection and reporting system with near real-time information on cancer patients.
From living with cancer to living beyond it, at Orange Regional, we're proud and committed to offering survivorship services from support groups to rehabilitation.
We're committed to offering the best available survivorship services. This is why we have implemented our comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation Program.
The team is backed by advanced technology and a compassionate staff that personalize your cancer care, so you can enjoy life again.
Should you have any questions about your stay at Orange Regional Medical Center or about planning to visit a family or friend who is a patient, do not hesitate to contact us at 845-333-1000.