Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that involves treating cancer through the use of radiation. Radiation oncology – or radiation therapy – involves using carefully targeted and regulated doses of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells. A radiation oncologist is a specialist trained to use radiation therapy to treat cancer.

Radiation therapy is used to treat cancer, as well as offer relief from some of the symptoms of cancer. It may be used to treat cancer alone or in combination with surgery or chemotherapy.

At Sentara, we work in coordination with Potomac Radiation Oncology Center to fight cancer through advanced technology, individualized treatment plans and exceptional treatment delivered by our expert clinical team. We know how overwhelming a cancer diagnosis can be. At Potomac Radiation Oncology Center, you have an experienced partner in your fight for cancer recovery and survivorship.

The board-certified physicians and expert team at Potomac Radiation Oncology Center utilize the most advanced technology to provide you with faster, safer and more precise cancer treatment. The center is the first in Prince William County to offer the Trilogy™ Linear Accelerator and Imaging System. This system delivers precise and powerful cancer treatment.

Radiation therapy includes many types of treatment

The Potomac Radiation Oncology Center is located in the Century Building (the medical office building to your right as you enter the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center campus from Potomac Center Boulevard).