Radiation Therapy

Those who need radiation therapy want top-quality medical experts using the latest technology in a setting as close to home as possible.

South County Radiation Therapy is a partnership between South County Hospital and 21st Century Oncology, a respected national leader in radiation oncology. We offer you a full spectrum of radiation therapy, including some of the most advanced radiation therapy treatments, such as:

  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • 3-D conformal beam therapy
  • HDR brachytherapy -- a powerful form of internally delivered radiation therapy that destroys many types of cancers including skin, cervical, prostate and breast.


Visit 21st Century Oncology's website to learn more about what radiation therapy is, types of radiation therapy, how radiation therapy is given, and radiation therapy side effects. 

Superior, Compassionate Care

South County Radiation Therapy's expert radiation oncologists work with the other members of your cancer team: your surgeon, your medical oncologist, oncology nurse practitioner, nurse navigator, radiation technologists, and South County Radiation Therapy's Medical Director, Tim Shafman, MD, (pictured at right) to create a patient-centered experience. We treat you with respect and compassion.

Close to Home

More than half of those diagnosed with cancer will receive radiation therapy, with the percentage even higher for those with breast or prostate cancer. South County Radiation Therapy is located on the South County Hospital campus, eliminating the need to drive to Providence for those who live in southern Rhode Island.

We are located at 142 Kenyon Ave., Wakefield. For more information, call 401-284-0850.