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Radiation therapy is a treatment for cancer and other conditions that uses radiation (strong beams of energy) to target and destroy unhealthy cells.

When you choose Atrium Health Levine Cancer for radiation therapy, you’re surrounded by a team of experts with the experience needed to provide the most effective treatment for you.

Because radiation therapy can also damage healthy cells, treatment has to be carefully planned and delivered to minimize side effects. At Levine Cancer, our radiation oncology experts specialize in using highly targeted radiation therapy options that give you the best chance of a healthy recovery.

Levine Cancer Institute

Atrium Health Levine Cancer Proton & Advanced Radiation Center

At our new radiation therapy facility in Charlotte, we offer a range of cutting-edge radiation therapies at one center, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery and proton beam therapy.

Gamma Knife radiosurgery is available now, while proton beam therapy is expected in mid-2024.

These highly precise treatments give patients with complex tumors more options for safe, effective care with limited side effects and improved quality of life.

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What to expect during your radiation oncology treatment

Radiation therapy treatments

Our experts have experience using a wide range of radiation therapy treatments, including some of the most advanced technologies available. Your radiation oncologist will determine the best type of radiation therapy for your exact situation.

There are 2 main types of radiation therapy:

  • External-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) uses a machine outside of the body to aim beams of radiation at cancer cells. EBRT is the most common type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer.
  • Internal radiation therapy (IRT) involves placing a radioactive substance inside your body, close to your tumor. IRT may also be referred to as brachytherapy.

Learn more about the types of external and internal radiation therapy we offer below.

Clinical trials

When you need care that goes beyond current treatments, Levine Cancer gives you access to potentially breakthrough cures through an extensive program of clinical trials.

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Frequently asked questions

Find a radiation therapy center

Levine Cancer offers advanced radiation oncology services at a network of locations in North Carolina and South Carolina, including Charlotte, Concord, Lancaster, Monroe, Pineville, Rock Hill and Stanly. To request an appointment at a specific location, please call the phone number listed for that location.

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