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Radiation Therapy Conditions Treated

The following conditions are some of the most common treated by a radiation therapist. A radiation therapist can offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (708) 660-INFO (4636) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Breast cancer: The most common cancer in American women.
  • Lung cancer and other cancers of the chest: All types of lung cancer and chest tumors, including mesothelioma, small cell lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and thymoma.
  • Cancers of the colon and digestive tract: Cancer which develops in the colon or rectum, two sections of the large intestine.
  • Head and neck cancer: Rare cancers include head, neck and skull base tumors and oral cancer.
  • Leukemia: Acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia and other cancers of the blood cells.
  • Multiple myeloma:¬†Blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow and may form tumors in bone marrow and bones.
  • Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: Cancer of the blood cells, which includes more than 60 types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Ovarian and uterine cancer: Cancers of the female reproductive system, including endometrial cancer.
  • Prostate and other urologic cancers: Cancer of a gland in the male reproductive system and the most common cancer among American men.
  • Cancers of the bone and soft tissue: Bone sarcoma and soft tissue tumors.
  • Melanoma: Skin cancer.
  • Brain tumors: Glioblastoma, meningioma, medulloblastoma, schwannoma and metastatic cancer.