The Department of Radiation Oncology at the
Regional Cancer Center in Johnson City, Tennessee is recognized
among the largest and most sophisticated in the region. Our highly skilled specialists and innovative technology attracts patients from around the
Radiation Oncology at the Regional Cancer Center is celebrated as a premier program due to our comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care. To provide patients with the individualized attention they need, our staff is experienced in the most advanced approaches to treatment. In addition, we offer technologically superior facilities to provide the best care possible.
Our patients often receive other treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or surgery as well as radiation therapy. To ensure the best possible outcome, this multi-disciplinary approach requires collaboration and coordination among the specialists on a patient's treatment team. Therefore, during your first visit you will meet with your radiation oncologist and a
registered nurse. Your radiation oncologist may consult with any other specialists as necessary before your treatment begins to determine the best course of action. In addition, other members of the Cancer Support Services Program may be brought in to better help you successfully manage your treatment.
The major goal of radiation therapy is to maximize cure while
maintaining optimal organ function and quality of life. Because each
patient's case presents unique challenges and requires individual
attention, we urge you to consult your radiation oncologist about
which treatment plan is best for you.