All of the radiotherapy options we offer enable our team of physicians, phycisists and therapists to provide the very best treatment and therapy approach for all patients, personalized specifically for each patient’s particular tumor. More than half of cancer patients will undergo some form of radiation therapy either as a singular therapy or in combination with other therapies, such as surgery and/or chemotherapy, depending on each patient’s individual tumor charctaristics.
Treatments & Conditions
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pediatric cancer
Radiation Therapy / Radiotherapy Programs & Services
- External irradiation (electrons and photons) with conformation techniques : External radiation (or external beam radiation) is the most common type of radiation therapy used for cancer treatment. A machine is used to aim high-energy rays (or beams) from outside the body into the tumor.
- Radiation technology allows the very careful delivery of external beam radiation therapy. These machines focus the radiation on the exact location where it needs to be, so that normal tissues are affected as little as possible. Combined chemo-radiotherapy: Means having chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment together. Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. The drugs circulate throughout the body in the bloodstream. Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to treat cancer cells.
- HDR Brachytherapy: Brachytherapy is a type of focused radiation therapy used to treat many cancers including gynecological and skin cancers. Unlike external beam radiation delivered by a machine that aims the radiation to the part of the body where the tumor is located, brachytherapy is delivered through applicators. The applicators are placed internally near the tumor for cervical or endometrial cancer, or directly on the skin to treat skin cancer. Treatment is faster because it is a higher dose of radiation so a patient may only need brachytherapy treatments two or three times a week instead of five days a week with external radiation therapy. Treatments are typically performed on an outpatient basis.
Specialists Radiation Therapy / Radiotherapy
Farley Andrea - Radiotherapist
Farley Andrea studied medicine at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. After having worked for 4 years as a doctor not in training as a specialist in internal medicine at the St. Elisabeth Hospital and subsequently at the Maasstad Hospital in Rotterdam, he started his training as a radiotherapist in 2010 at the Erasmus MC (Daniel den Hoed clinic). oncologist. After completing the specialization in August 2015, he moved to Curaçao and has since worked as a radiotherapist-oncologist at the St. Elisabeth Hospital/CMC. As project leader at the St. Elisabeth Hospital, he helped to finish the new Radiation Therapy department and install the Linac (radiation device) and CT scan. On November 29, 2017, the first patients could be treated with “state of the art” radiation equipment in the new Radiotherapy Department.
Michael Samson - Radiotherapist
All aroud in external conformal radiation techniques, combined chemo-radiotherapy and brachytherapy for GYN.