We’ve Pioneered Radiation Oncology Treatments In The South Bay Area
Whether you are traveling to us from a long distance or coming from a close-by neighborhood, Good Samaritan Hospital is a recognized leader in providing Bay Area communities with the latest advanced, high-quality outpatient radiation oncology treatments. We have treated thousands of patients over the years.
It’s comforting to know the level of care you want is right here, close to your support network of family, friends and community, and if not, we can assist you in creating a local support team.
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What To Expect From Radiation Therapy
Your next visit will be for the planning CT simulation. You should plan to be here for 1 to 2 hours. At that time, you will sign the consent forms for treatment. The nurses will educate you about how to manage any side effects you may experience and will give you additional literature about what to expect. After this appointment, the nurses are available by phone during business hours to answer any further questions or concerns you may have.
Once the CT simulation is finished, the images are reviewed by the radiation oncologist who will develop a treatment plan, working closely with our physicist. This takes about 1½ to 2 weeks. The day before treatment is scheduled to begin, verification X-rays will be taken. This is a "dress rehearsal" in final preparation for treatment. The doctor will review the X-rays to confirm that everything is aligned for treatment. The doctor must approve the films before treatment can begin.