The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. While the provisions of the catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated, Augusta University reserves the right to change any provision listed in this catalog, including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation, without actual notice to individual students. Reasonable effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes. It is especially important that students note that it is their responsibility to keep themselves apprised of current graduation requirements for their particular degree program.
Radiation Therapy is the use of high-energy ionizing radiation to treat cancer and some benign diseases. The goal of radiation therapy is to damage the cancer cells’ DNA and destroy its ability to divide and grow, while sparing the surrounding normal tissue. This may be accomplished using highly sophisticated equipment to deliver external beam radiation or using brachytherapy in which radioactive sources are placed inside the patient on a temporary or permanent basis. Radiation Therapy may be used to cure cancer or to relieve pain and other symptoms associated with cancer.