Cancer is a complex, life-changing battle. But you won't fight it alone. Capital Radiation Therapy unites you with expert medical oncologists and other specialists. They create a solid care plan with the most advanced treatments available. Added support services help you get the best care possible.
Find us in the first floor of the Capital Physicans Pavilion!
Our board-certified chief radiation oncologist, Dr. Randy Sorum, leads a team of highly trained health care professionals. Full-time board certified medical physicists and dosimetrists work closely with our physicians to ensure optimal treatment planning and delivery. All of our therapists are certified by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists in Radiation Therapy.
Capital Radiation Therapy Physicians are a part of Tacoma/Valley Radiation Oncology Centers.
A procedure that uses a computer to create a 3- or 4-dimensional image of the tumor to allow physicians to locate and dose high amounts of radiation to the area. By knowing the size and location, a single area may be focused upon, thus minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissue.
Some of our specific 3 & 4 dimensional radiation therapy options include:
Radiation Therapy at Capital Medical Center is the only provider between Portland and Tacoma to offer high dose rate brachytherapy.
Also referred as internal radiation, brachytherapy uses a radioactive implant inserted near or in the tumor. The radiation released from the implant only travels a short distance, minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissue. The implants are inserted into the body using a catheter.
Some of our specific brachytherapy options include:
Radiation Therapy at Capital Medical Center is the only provider between Portland and Tacoma to offer hyperthermia treatment.
This is a treatment where tissue is exposed to high temperatures, up to 113° F. It is nearly always used in conjunction with another form of cancer therapy (e.g. chemotherapy or radiation therapy) because it may make the cancer cells to be more sensitive to the radiation. Hyperthermia can also enhance the effect of certain cancer drugs.