Conventional/3D-conformal radiation therapy

What is it?

Conventional/3D-conformal radiation therapy delivers radiation treatments every Monday through Friday, typically for two to six weeks. This type of radiation directs the appropriate dose of radiation to the cancer, while using detailed imaging and block design to spare the surrounding healthy tissue.

What cancers is it used it to treat?

Our physicians use this type of radiation therapy to cure cancer, prevent it from recurring before or after surgery or chemotherapy, make it possible to remove the cancer surgically, or shrink it in order to decrease cancer symptoms such as bleeding, pain, or shortness of breath. Although conventional/3D-conformal radiation therapy can be used in virtually any cancer, it is most commonly used for the following cancers:

  • Rectal
  • Esophageal
  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Brain
  • Gynecologic Cancers