Radiotherapy (RT) is a high-tech therapy that uses high-energy photons or charged particles such as electrons or protons to eradicate malignant tumors or inhibit the growth of benign lesions. Taking advantage of better repair ability from the radiation damage caused in normal tissue, fractionated (multiple times) radiotherapy is employed to achieve tumor control without the severe acute side effects and late toxicities. The total treatment duration depends on the disease type and may take from one week to two months, 5-6 treatments per week and 10-20 minutes per session. To provide the best treatment quality, working time for pre-treatment preparations and planning is needed before radiotherapy. Many patients receive radiotherapy, so there will also be waiting time for treatment. We will try our best to reduce waiting times, and your patience is greatly appreciated.
The treatment process of radiotherapy is illustrated with the following pictures and annotations:
If you have any questions, please contact:
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, at Keelung: 02-24329292 ext. 2046
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, at Linkou: 03-3281200 ext. 2595, 7153
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, at Chiayi: 05-3621000 ext. 2013
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, at Kaohsiung: 07-7317123 ext. 2607, 2609