A warm Emirati welcome to Burjeel’s Medical City department of radiation oncology! Our department is fully dedicated to provide the state-of-the-art radiotherapy treatments for our patients. Integrating up-to-date individualized patient care, along with research and evidence-based practice, we provide consultations, treatments and follow ups to the most complex radiation therapy cases for malignant and non-malignant diseases.
Why Burjeel Medical City:
Being a key part of VPS health-care, a leading health care provider across UAE, Oman, Saudi, and India, Burjeel Medical city is dedicated to ensure affordable, accessible and sustainable health care to all patients. We make sure that patients and families go through their illness with empathy, support, and personalized care. We understand how important this is, especially when dealing with a complicated disease such as cancer.
Moreover, our department constitutes of highly qualified and trained radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dossimetrists, radiation therapists and nursing staff who are dedicated to providing a full comprehensive care for every patient . And because that we believe that every patient and disease is very unique, we ensure that radiotherapy treatment is personalized and designed to maximize the therapy benefit, and minimize potential side effects. All this is done while ensuring that the patient is receiving the best quality radiation therapy that could be offered across the globe.
What is the Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy or radiotherapy, is a very effective modality of exterminating rapidly dividing cells like cancer cells. Therefore, it is widely used in treating cancer patients and is used in about 60% of all cancer patients as part of their treatment. Radiotherapy integrates the clinical sciences of medicine, oncology with the basic sciences of biology and physics. By studying and understanding the biology of the diseases, radiotherapy works by using high energy rays, such as X-rays or Gamma rays, targeted to hit unwanted cells. While radiation therapy is mostly used in treating many different kinds of cancer it’s uses in treating benign disease is also increasing especially after we have significant advancement in accurate target treatment and minimal normal surrounding tissue radiation exposure.
How Radiation Is Used with Other Cancer Treatments
Radiotherapy is a very commonly used modality in the treatment of cancer. It has been estimated that more than 60% of all cancer patients will receive radiotherapy as part of their treatment. For some patients, radiation may be the only treatment needed. In other cases, radiation therapy is part of a more comprehensive treatment plan discussed amongst the patient and treatment team. Radiotherapy can be given alone, with other systemic agents, before or after surgery if needed, depending on the disease, stage, patient performance status and other factors that the treatment team discuss with the patient. It is given as part of the definitive cancer treatment, but is also a very important tool to improve the patient’s quality of life and to treat other benign diseases resistant to conventional treatment.