SCAM ALERT: If you receive a call from someone identifying themselves as a representative of Virginia Oncology Associates, and they are trying to solicit you to apply for a credit card, please hang up and call the FTC immediately at 1-877-382-4357 or go to the following website www.consumer.ftc.gov. Please use reference number 102428148. These calls are not from any of our VOA offices or employees. Thank you.

Treatments & Services

Radiopharmaceuticals

Radiopharmaceuticals used in cancer treatment are small, simple substances, containing a radioactive isotope or form of an element. They are targeted to specific areas of the body where cancer is present. Radiation emitted from the isotope kills cancer cells. These isotopes have short half-lives, meaning that most of the radiation is gone within a few days or weeks. The common radiopharmaceuticals that are used in cancer treatment include: lung, ovarian, uterine, and prostate, thyroid cancer and cancerous bone tissue.