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Identify

Coastal Edge Radiation Oncology is excited to now have access to the most advanced surface-guided tracking system during cone-beam computed tomography. IDENTIFY uses high precision stereovision cameras with submillimeter accuracy to allow for non-invasive technique to track the surface of the patient in real-time during treatment.

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TrueBeam

We are excited to now offer the industry-leading cancer-fighting technology. The TrueBeam delivers powerful tumor-targeted radiotherapy with precision and speed.

What can i expect with radiation therapy?

Step by step introduction to radiation therapy. Learn more about what goes into your treatment.

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Specialized Cancer  Treatment

Radiation therapy is a highly precise and individualized process that involves multiple steps to create a treatment plan that is tailored to the patient’s specific cancer and anatomy. At Saint Lucie Radiation Oncology, our doctor uses the most effective course of treatment to make sure you get the best outcome.

Lung Cancer

Radiation can be used before lung cancer surgery to shrink the tumor or after surgery to kill any cancer cells left in the lungs. Sometimes external radiation is used as the main type of lung cancer treatment. This is often the case for people who may not be healthy enough to have surgery or whose cancer has spread too far to have surgery. Radiation therapy for lung cancer also can be used to relieve symptoms caused by the cancer.

Bionix Prone Breast Cancer Treatment

Saint Lucie Radiation Oncology is proud to be the only site in the treasure coast with prone breast cancer treatment available

Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Melotek is experienced in treating head and neck cancers using a personalized, results-driven approach that minimizes pain and damage to nearby body structures.

Skin Cancer

When radiation therapy is used to treat skin cancers, the radiation is focused from outside the body onto the tumor. This is often done using a beam of low-energy x-rays (superficial radiation therapy) or electrons (electron beam radiation). These types of radiation don’t go any deeper than the skin. This helps limit the side effects to other organs and body tissues. Getting radiation treatment is much like getting an x-ray, but the radiation is stronger and aimed more precisely at the cancer. The procedure itself is painless. Each treatment lasts only a few minutes, although the setup time – getting you into place for treatment – takes longer.

Prostate Cancer

There are 3 common treatment durations, or number of treatments, that are used in EBRT:
-Conventional: For decades, radiation therapy has been delivered every day (Monday through Friday), for a total of 35-45 treatments
– Moderate hypofractionation: Recently, clinical trials that have shown that as few as 20 treatments in 4 weeks can have similar cure rates and side effects as conventional radiation over 8 to 9 weeks. In hypofractionation, the doses given each day are higher than conventional dose level
-Ultra-hypofractionation: Also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). These doses are even higher than with hypofractionated therapy. This strategy is rapidly becoming more common because it has lower side effects, equal cure rates, and increased convenience. This type of radiation therapy has been compared head-to-head with the traditional 8 to 9 week course of radiation and shown to have similar cure rates and side effects.

Types of Radiation Therapy

IMRT

2D/3D CONFORMAL RT

SRS/SBRT

EBRT

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