Radiation Therapy

At Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, we understand that being diagnosed with cancer can turn your world upside down and affect every aspect of your life. That is why we are committed to providing patients with excellent radiation oncology care and support at home in Bermuda close to family and friends.

We can treat 95% of all cancers where radiation is a recommended treatment course.

Our Radiation Therapy Unit

Through the generous support of our community, we have a state-of-the-art, purpose built radiation therapy unit staffed by highly qualified and experienced team lead by Dr Chris Fosker.  Our clinical affiliation with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center (DFBCC) ensures that our RT unit provides the same level of treatment, care and outcomes at international standards, by using the same treatment systems, software, RT protocols, and quality assurance programmes that are utilised at DFBCC.

Cost of Service

Your health insurance will cover a portion of your service/appointment cost. In an effort to lower your healthcare costs, the Centre does not charge a co-pay, however donations towards your balance are greatly accepted. If you are currently uninsured, your costs may be covered by our Equal Access Fund. Doctor referrals are required for these appointments. Speak with your physician about choosing Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre.

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Benefits of choosing our Centre

Radiation therapy is an important part of treatment for many of our patients. Since each cancer type requires a different approach, your treatment plan will be based on your unique needs and treatment goals.  
There are many benefits for choosing to have your radiation therapy at our Centre:

  • Advanced radiation technology using a State-of-the-art True Beamâ„¢ linear accelerator which delivers: highest radiation dose in shorter sessions; adjustment for tumour motion during treatment; targeted radiation that spares healthy tissue; ability to target even the smallest lesions
  • Greater and more timely access to radiation treatment via our state of the art facility and our highly-experienced treatment team
  • Ability to continue with everyday life while receiving treatment (working, going to school, raising children, surrounded by your support network and loved ones)
  • $0 co-pay regardless of the level (or lack) of health insurance, thanks to corporate & community donations
  • Individualised treatment plans developed in collaboration with cancer specific specialists at DF/BWCC
  • 360 degree approach to cancer care providing continuous care even after treatment ends (specialised radiation nurses, dieticians, and therapist)
  • Extensive patient safety measures, such as RT protocols and quality assurance programmes, such as those utilised at DF/BWCC
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Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center

For the 21st straight year, Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center has been recognised as a Best Hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center is ranked as the best hospital for cancer care in New England and #4 in the nation this year (2021-22).

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Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre has a clinical affiliation with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center (DFBCC) for Radiation Therapy.

Every Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre (the Centre) patient in need of radiation therapy receives care based on an individualised treatment plan developed in close collaboration with specialists at DFBCC in Boston.  The Centre’s state-of-the-art Radiation Therapy Unit, which opened in 2017, is operated in clinical affiliation with DFBCC and was designed and developed with DFBCC. The Radiation Therapy Unit uses the same treatment systems, software, radiation therapy protocols, and quality assurance programmes that are utilised at DFBCC, ensuring patients receive world-class treatment that incorporates the most current international standards in cancer care.

 Within DFBCC, there are 12 specialised cancer treatment centres and experts in every type of cancer. Through the Centre’s clinical affiliation with DFBCC, patients receiving radiation therapy treatments can be confident that they have access to this expertise without leaving Bermuda. Radiation oncologist and the Centre’s radiation therapy director Dr Chris Fosker and the experienced radiation oncology team at the Radiation Therapy Unit work in conjunction with their DFBCC colleagues, remotely and through care delivered on-island, to provide cutting-edge radiation therapy. Through this ongoing affiliation, the Centre’s patients will also have access to the latest advances in radiation treatment.

Radiation Therapy Contact Details By Phone: 236-7035
Email: RTinfo@chc.bm
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm