Labouré College is happy to announce that its Radiation Therapy program has received 8 years accreditation by JRCERT.
What does a Radiation Therapist do?
Radiation therapists help one patient at a time fight cancer. They do this by administering radiation treatments using machines called linear accelerators. These machines direct high-energy x-rays at specific cancer cells in a patient’s body, shrinking or removing them.
Part of the oncology team, radiation therapists must master a high level of technical knowledge and must also be able to work well with critically ill patients, understanding their needs, fears, and concerns.
Treating and caring for cancer patients is a challenge that demands both skill and compassion.
Want to make a difference in the world? According to Payscale.com, Radiation Therapy is ranked as one of the most meaningful jobs in America.
“A cancer diagnosis is one of the most frightening and uncertain events in a patient’s life and radiation therapists are deeply involved in their treatment. Patients rely on radiation therapists’ expertise in radiation delivery, along with emotional and spiritual support to get them through this tough time in their lives.”
- Pauline E. Clancy, MS, RT(T), CAGS, Chairperson, Radiation Therapy