Radio-oncology or radiotherapy is one of the major forms of treatment of cancer. It uses certain types of radiation to destroy a tumour or diseased cells that could develop into a tumour.

The radio-oncologist / radiotherapist knows the differences between the various forms of radiations. He knows which form of radiation should be used with which disease, and how the radiation affects the body. He knows how to operate the variety of equipment used to irradiate a disease.

Radiotherapy is frequently used, where possible, to treat female breast cancer because it allows the breast's natural shape to be retained. Radiotherapy is also used on the prostate, lungs, womb, lymph nodes, bones, skin and brain.

Radio-oncology is often combined with chemotherapy or surgery. The patient is comprehensively cared for in close cooperation with the cancer specialist, the oncologist.

Why choose Hirslanden


Radio-oncology / radiotherapy is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our radio-oncology / radiotherapy specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!