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Fourth Quarter 2017 Patient Satisfaction Surveys are In

Peninsula Radiation - Friday, January 05, 2018

Thank you to all of our patients who took the time to respond to our most recent Patient Satisfaction Survey. Our scores are in and our patients gave us an overall score of 4.76 (out of five) for the fourth quarter! We love hearing our patients’ feedback and we take seriously every su ..

Discussing Cancer With Children

Peninsula Radiation - Friday, December 22, 2017

Covering A Difficult Topic With Different Age Groups When discussing the complex topic of cancer, it can be difficult for a child to establish a strong understanding depending on their age. In order to reach this understanding, it’s important to craft the discussion so it caters to them and how  ..

Coping With The Holidays During Cancer Treatment

Peninsula Radiation - Friday, December 22, 2017

The holidays are typically a time filled with joy and excitement, from enjoying an anniversary with a partner to gathering your family together to celebrate. For those who have been diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers, the tone and feeling of the holidays can change drastically. From the  ..

Debunking The Common Lung Cancer Myths

Peninsula Radiation - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women. Each year, there are more people that lose their lives to lung cancer than prostate, colon, and breast cancers combined, with an average of about 170,000 deaths each year due to lung cancer. The good news is that lung cancer is a ..

Understanding 5 Common Breast Cancer Myths

Peninsula Radiation - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

With so many myths circulating about breast cancer, it can be difficult to know what to believe and what to ignore. At Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center, we believe it’s important that our patients, their families, and other interested individuals know the facts surrounding this common form of ..

Six Warning Signs Of Stomach Cancer

Peninsula Radiation - Monday, October 30, 2017

About 28,000 new cases of stomach cancer are diagnosed every year, and with many of those cases, the diagnoses comes when the cancer itself has already progressed to more advanced stages that make treatment more difficult. Stomach cancer is notoriously difficult to catch early, since it does not ..

Tips for Cancer Patients: How to Deal with Information Overload

Peninsula Radiation - Monday, October 30, 2017

With every cancer diagnosis, there’s a patient that is trying to make sense of news and how their life is about to change. In just a short time, the patient is likely to go from appointment to appointment with various doctors, doing their best to learn everything they need to know for t ..

How Do I Reduce My Risk of Developing Liver Cancer?

Peninsula Radiation - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

According to the American Cancer Society, there are over 40,000 new cases of liver cancer that are diagnosed each year. The good news is that there are ways that we can protect this valuable part of our body to reduce the chance of developing liver cancer. The first step is to spread  ..

Breast Self-Exam: Step-By-Step Guide

Peninsula Radiation - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

At Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center, we strive to create the perfect healing environment for our patients, by using the most advanced radiation treatment technology available. Our patient-focused center and friendly staff create a peaceful and relaxing environment to support recovery for our  ..

Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Peninsula Radiation - Monday, October 09, 2017

By John Halligan, M.D. Medical Director As we finish up Prostate Cancer awareness month in September, I’m reminded of the significant advances that have happened in the treatment of prostate cancer during my 25 year career. I think back prior to the PSA screening era when most men  ..


At Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center, we know that cancer patients are best served by being treated in close proximity to a support network of family and friends. We offer patients in Southeast Alaska the ability to receive state-of-the-art radiation therapy without the burden of traveling great distances away from home.The information presented on this website is provided to allow our patients to gain more knowledge about our center, our staff, and our services.