Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi has recently completed its Radiation Therapy Department which is geared toward providing advanced cancer care for patients across the United Arab Emirates and the rest of the region.
What is Radiation Therapy?
Radiation Therapy Department, commonly known as radiotherapy, is a form of treatment for cancer which includes the utilization of high-energy rays for the purpose of destroying the DNA of cancer cells. Radiotherapy is another name for the treatment of radiation. Radiation therapy, which is one of the most common forms of cancer treatment, has the ability to shrink tumors and, in some instances, completely eradicate them. As a result, it is an important and successful choice for treating most forms of cancer.
Radiation Therapy Department to boost Progressive Cancer Care
One of the key components of all-encompassing treatment for cancer is radiation therapy Department. The use of radiation is thought to be necessary for over 50 percent of those with cancer globally at some point during their treatment regimens.
Over 18 million individuals worldwide have been given the diagnosis of cancer, and the illness is responsible for 9.6 million deaths annually. Breast cancer is the most often identified type of cancer in the United Arab Emirates, where it ranks as the third most prevalent leading cause of death.
Launching the department will strengthen SSMC’s standing as a specialty hospital for oncological care, according to Dr. Daniel Chamberlain, chair of the radiation treatment department at the facility, which is a collaboration among Mayo Clinic and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Association (SEHA).