As an expert radiation oncologist, Dr. Jeffrey Shafer, MD is skilled in administering radiation therapy to cancer patients. The radiation oncologist supervises radiation therapy variables. After consulting with other health specialists, radiation oncologists devise treatment plans. He utilises radiation therapy to help cancer patients in their recovery. Radiation oncology is a branch of medicine, which is based on calculated use of radiation to treat cancer or alleviate pain and other symptoms resulting from cancer. Radiation oncologists leverage multiple treatments, in addition to radioactive implants, combined modality therapy, external beam radiotherapy, hyperthermia.
Radiation oncology is advancing at a phenomenal rate. Many modern developments have immensely benefitted cancer patients. Thanks to radiation oncology, cure rates are much higher now, side effects have reduced, treatments have reduced in duration and the quality of life has improved significantly. Newer technologies are offering three-dimensional images of tumors, allowing radiation oncologists to accurately target the beams for higher efficacy. This higher accuracy has limited the damage caused to other organs during treatment. When real-time imaging is ready to be used, treatment teams will be able to minimise damage resulting from involuntary movements.
Dr. Jeffrey Shafer, MD is rated as a top radiation oncologist in the Elgin, IL area.
Dr. Jeffrey Shafer, MD is accepting new patients at his practice located at 77 N Airlite St, Elgin, IL, 60123. To book an appointment, please call (847) 931-5520