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An experienced radiation oncology team at Johns Hopkins specializes in the treatment of bladder cancer. As part of a larger multidisciplinary oncology team that diagnoses and treats cancer, our team of radiation oncology specialists, including physicians, medical physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, and therapists, creates an individualized radiation therapy plan developed for the patient’s specific needs.
Radiation therapy is often used to treat invasive bladder cancer, cancer that has extended into the bladder wall or has extended outside of the bladder. The most common radiation therapy for bladder cancer, usually given in conjunction with chemotherapy, is external beam radiation, including:
- 3D conformal radiation therapy
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
Stereotactic body radiation therapy, or SBRT, is also used to treat bladder cancer at Johns Hopkins.
To find out more about radiation oncology at Johns Hopkins, call 410-502-8000 or e-mail email@example.com.