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Radiation therapy treatment services within the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre are provided by the Ballarat Austin Radiation Oncology Centre (BAROC).We offer the latest treatment options, using the most advanced radiation therapy technology in order to provide you the highest quality of care that we can.The team at BAROC understand that a diagnosis of cancer is a life changing event. Our approach focuses on treating you, not just your cancer. Our care approach is about supporting you and your loved ones. Our aim is your smooth transition to life following a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
What is radiation therapy?
Radiation therapy (sometimes called radiotherapy) uses high energy radiation to treat cancer. Radiation therapy can be used to cure cancer, either on its own, or in combination with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or surgery. Radiation can also be used to help manage symptoms of cancer that may affect the quality of your life. Radiation therapy works by killing or causing damage to cancer cells. It can destroy them outright, or it can prevent them from growing and multiplying. Radiation therapy can also damage healthy cells surrounding the cancer cells, but these cells are able to recover. Radiation therapy is localised, which means it generally only affects the part of the body where radiation is directed.