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

 

Duck Race for Lifeline Tickets on Sale

Posted on: April 26, 2017

Elaine Hynes, left, and Adah Mitchell were two of the 40 Passavant Area Hospital volunteers who helped sell Duck Race for Lifeline tickets to the public during a ticket sale day April 22. Hynes, who is celebrating 50 years as a Passavant volunteer, and Mitchell were stationed at J.C. Penney, while other volunteers sold tickets at Ace Hardware, Buchheit’s, County Market, Farm and Home Supply, Kirlin’s and Shopko. Another public ticket sale day is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $5 each, are also available in the Auxiliary Gift Shop at Passavant. The 23rd Annual Duck Race for Lifeline is Sunday, June 4, 2 p.m., at Nichols Park in Jacksonville. First prize is $1,000. Food and entertainment will be provided beginning at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event go to support the Lifeline program at Passavant in their mission to improve the health of the people and communities they serve.

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