Radiation can be used as a single treatment or in combination with other therapies such as surgery and or chemotherapy. Radiation treatment is subdivided as external beam radiation and brachytherapy (internal). External beam radiation treatment is non-invasive and delivers precise and focused high-energy x-rays. Brachytherapy radiation is delivered internally by placing radioactive material in the body near tumours.
The radiation therapy team at CancerCare Manitoba includes radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, primary nurses, and radiation treatment nurses.
If you need the following additional CT Simulation preparation; you will receive a phone call from a radiation therapist before your CT simulation appointment.
675 McDermot Avenue
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Western Manitoba Cancer Centre
300 McTavish Avenue East
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
After Hours: Paging Radiation Oncologist on-call at 204-787-2071.
EMERGENCIES: Go directly to your closest Emergency Department, or dial 911.
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