The goal of radiation therapy is to shrink or eliminate tumor cells without damaging healthy tissues. At UCSF Benioff Children's Pediatric Radiation Oncology Clinic, we use radiation or high-dose X-ray beams to remove the cancer, keep it from spreading or help improve quality of life by relieving pain and other symptoms. Our radiation oncologists work closely with the other specialists treating your child to develop an individualized treatment plan.
We use state-of-the-art technology and planning to deliver the newest forms of radiation treatment, including proton therapy, image-guided intensity modulated radiation, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy, and total body irradiation for stem cell transplant preparation. We strive to keep your child as comfortable as possible throughout treatment, and if sedation is needed, we will provide pediatric anesthesia.
Our clinic is world-renowned for its quality of care and for continually exploring treatment advances that will improve outcomes for children with cancer.
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Awards & recognition
Best in Northern California for cancer care
Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties
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What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your child's condition
- List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
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