About the Profession

What is a radiation therapist?

A radiation therapist is an integral part of the cancer care team that manages and cares for cancer patients and is responsible for simulation, daily treatments, and patient evaluation. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and developing supportive bonds with patients and their families are truly rewarding aspects of this challenging career.

Radiation Therapy is a clinical specialty using high energy x-rays to treat different types of cancer and non-malignant conditions. Radiation therapy may be used alone or in conjunction with surgery and/or chemotherapy.