Bethesda Hospital East

Center for Radiation Oncology


Approximately half of all cancer patients will undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment, according to the National Institutes of Health. Radiation therapy uses high-energy particles or waves to damage the genetic material of cancer cells so they can no longer grow or divide. The goal of radiation therapy is to destroy the cancer cells while preserving normal, healthy tissue.

Since 1986, the Center for Radiation Oncology at Bethesda Hospital East, along with its team of highly trained, experienced physicians and healthcare professionals, have worked together to provide comprehensive cancer care for patients and loved ones.