Radiation Oncology


Passavant Area Hospital, in collaboration with the Regional Cancer Center at Memorial Medical Center, offers radiation therapy at the Passavant Radiation Oncology Center, 567 North Westgate, on the hospital campus.  The facility features a state-of-the-art linear accelerator which uses high-energy radiation to damage cancer cells’ DNA and destroy their ability to divide and grow.

Radiation therapy is used to treat cancers of the lung, breast, brain, prostate, cervix, uterus, and other body organs. Most radiation therapies are scheduled as five treatments a week, given Monday through Friday for a period of six to eight weeks.

A staff of highly trained professionals works with you during your treatment. The doctor is a radiation oncologist, a physician who specializes in using radiation to treat cancer. Treatments are given by licensed radiation therapists (RTTs) who follow a plan for treatment prescribed by the doctor. Specialists in radiation energy and how it works (physicists), radiation dosing (dosimetrists), and radiation nursing are other members of your treatment team. Using highly sophisticated technology, these professionals work together to make your treatment comfortable and convenient.

To make an appointment or have your physician refer you to a radiation oncologist, please call 217-788-3260.

Listen to Dr. Ferraro describe what happens for a patient undergoing radiation.

Learn more about the Regional Cancer Center at Memorial Medical Center

 

Class of '67 Celebrates 50 Years

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Members of 1967 graduating class from the Passavant School of Nursing gathered at Hamilton’s June 9 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The following day they toured Passavant followed by lunch. Seated (left to right) is Mary Lakamp Brockhouse, Susan Herr Lakamp, Jeanne Evans Byal and Gloria Haley. Standing (left to right) is Janice “Jamie” Morrison Spikes, Donna Wood Ferry, Mollee Marshall Thomas, Jane Hopkins Hadden, Carole McCollister Rausch, Judy Hurtte Pittinger, Karana Beard Lynn, Lynn Gee Rochkes, Beverly Robinson Nelson and Ruth Anne Martin Manes. Not pictured are Harriett Freitag, Judy Armstrong King and Jill Reel Richards. Beverly Werries, a former CRNA at Passavant, was given special recognition for celebrating her 60th graduation anniversary during the event. Jeanne Byal, a former Passavant registered nurse, organized the group’s anniversary dinner and activities.

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