Georgia Regents University

GRUCC Radiation Oncology Center


Waleed Mourad, MD

Radiation Oncologist, Interim-Chair and Medical Director for Clinical Service, Department of Radiation Oncology

Learn more about treatment for the following cancer types:

Radiation Oncology

team approachRadiation oncology (also called therapeutic radiology or radiation therapy) uses X-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles to fight cancer. Like surgery, radiation therapy is used in several ways depending on the type and location of the cancer. Certain levels of radiation work to destroy cancer cells or prevent cells from growing or reproducing.

This treatment may provide a cure for cancer, control the disease, or help relieve its symptoms. Most radiation treatments won't make you radioactive. Talk to your doctor about any precautions you should take when getting radiation therapy.


Radiation Therapy in Augusta, Ga.

The GRU Cancer Center Radiation Oncology program offers the largest, most experienced staff of radiation oncologists in the Augusta, Ga. area. The team includes physicians experienced in treating virtually every type and stage of cancer.




Key Points About Radiation Treatment

  • Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA.
  • Radiation therapy can damage normal cells as well as cancer cells. Therefore, treatment must be carefully planned to minimize side effects.
  • The radiation used for cancer treatment may come from a machine outside the body, or it may come from radioactive material placed in the body near tumor cells or injected into the bloodstream.
  • A patient may receive radiation therapy before, during, or after surgery, depending on the type of cancer being treated.
  • Some patients receive radiation therapy alone, and some receive radiation therapy in combination with chemotherapy.

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