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Our radiation therapy units feature the very latest technology available in radiation treatment for cancer.


Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) provides many advantages for patients. IMRT utilizes computer-controlled X-ray accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor while minimizing the dose to surrounding normal tissue.

Higher and more effective radiation doses can safely be delivered with fewer side effects.


With Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), radiation oncologists and therapists can image a tumor just before the delivery of radiotherapy or even during a treatment.

This is important because tumors can slightly shift location. With IGRT, the radiation beams can be adjusted so that they hit the tumor with a precision that can be measured in millimeters.


PET/CT combines two radiology technologies into a single device, making it possible for doctors to collect two kinds of information at the same time.

PET stands for Positron Emission Tomography. This is a type of nuclear medicine test that allows radiologists to see how different cells in the human body are working. For instance, normal cells work differently than diseased cells.

CT stands for Computed Tomography. This test shows radiologists very high detail of the body's anatomy.



Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care in Fairhaven provides the full spectrum of radiation therapy and medical oncology plus support services and plenty of free and convenient valet parking.

206 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

Phone: 508-973-3000

Fall River
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care in the Mitchell Building at Charlton Memorial Hospital provides radiation therapy, medical oncology at Charlton's Jarabek Center, support services and free valet parking.

506 Prospect Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Phone: 508-973-7888

Named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance.

Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

The Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care is a QOPI® Certified program. Certification by the QOPI Certification Program is an acknowledgement that this practice meets certain defined quality and safety standards in the administration of cancer care.

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