ChristianaCare

All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology, also called radiation therapy, uses radiation to kill cancer cells. Used by itself or with cancer-fighting medicines or surgery, radiation is one of the most effective cancer treatments available. Radiation may be used to shrink a tumor before surgery so that it can be removed more easily, or it can be used after surgery to destroy any remaining cancer cells. In some cases, radiation without surgery may be the most appropriate treatment against certain types of cancer.

The goal of any radiation treatment is to target specific tumors with the exact amount of radiation required, while minimizing exposure to surrounding normal, healthy tissue.

Most patients who receive radiation therapy at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute will receive external-beam radiation treatments from one of our linear accelerators. These highly accurate machines beam radiation into the tumor from outside your body. You will not feel the radiation pass through your skin.

The actual treatment takes only two to three minutes. By using the latest treatment and planning technologies, we are able to target your cancer with pinpoint accuracy and reduce the amount of time you need to spend receiving treatments.

Your doctor will prescribe a detailed, individualized treatment plan specific to your needs. Your course of therapy will be based on precise measurements gathered from a physical examination and from diagnostic imaging, such as computer tomography (CT scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center has also piloted the technology of image-guided radiation therapy, which allows your doctor to track the location and movement of the tumor while you are on the treatment table.

APEX

Radiation Oncology
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4800
Concord Health Center
161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 directions
610-361-1170
ChristianaCare Radiation Oncology at Union Hospital
152 Railroad Avenue
Elkton, MD 21921 directions
443-907-1650