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Radiation Oncology in North Central Pa.

Radiation oncology, also called radiation therapy, uses x-rays or other high-energy types of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center uses the latest radiation oncology techniques and technologies as part of our complete treatment approach.

Our skilled radiation oncologists use a range of specialized devices and techniques to deliver radiation therapy.

Low-Dose Radiotherapy (LDRT), has a strong anti-inflammatory effect and is an established, standard treatment for inflammatory disorders such as osteoarthritis. The radiation doses used are much lower than those used for treating cancer and treatment can typically be completed in six to eight office visits.

Also effective in treating:

  • Medial and lateral epicondylitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendinopathies
  • Trochanteric bursitis

We're the largest system accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). This means you'll receive safe, high-quality radiation oncology care at each visit.