Radiation therapy is defined as the use of high energy X-rays or particles to treat disease. The goal of radiation therapy is to kill the cancer cells while sparing the normal surrounding tissue. Radiation therapy may be used alone or combined with other treatments such as chemotherapy and/or surgery. The Radiation Therapy Department at Maine Medical Center consists of Coastal Cancer Treatment Center in Bath, Scarborough Radiation Therapy Center in Scarborough and Southern Maine Radiation Therapy Center at the Portland-Bramhall main. Our multi-center approach is designed to allow patients to remain closer to home while undergoing treatment.