Radiation Oncology

Liner AcceleratorIn the treatment of cancers, oncologists generally use radiation in concert with chemotherapy treatments and surgical procedures. Highly advanced radiation technologies have the ability to target tumors more precisely than ever before, minimizing exposure to nearby healthy tissues and organs.
Watson Clinic’s radiation oncologists utilize a complete inventory of state-of-the-art radiation technologies, including high and low dose rate brachytherapy, image guided radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, PET/CT and more. 
In addition, they now conduct treatments with new TrueBeam™ linear accelerators, which has the distinction of being the most powerful cancer treatment technology in the world. These revolutionary machines dispense a uniform dose of high-energy x-ray to the patient's tumor, destroying the cancer cells while sparing the surrounding normal tissue in a more precise manner than has ever been possible before. Improved accuracy also means complex treatments that previously lasted an hour can take as little as five minutes.
The radiation therapy department uses Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to help aid in the fight against cancer. This is a special external radiation therapy technology that precisely delivers high doses of radiation to smaller tumors in areas such as the lung, liver and spinal column. Because of its high dose capabilities and pinpoint precision, SBRT spares normal tissue while aggressively suppressing tumor growth.
In their ongoing efforts to elevate the quality of cancer care in our community, the Cancer & Research Center proudly debuted a new treatment suite which is truly one of a kind. In stark contrast to the typically cold and sterile feel found in some clinical settings, the new suite is elegantly designed to cater to the female cancer patient, featuring calming pink walls and an ornately tiled breast cancer ribbon on the floor of the entranceway.
The majority of procedures performed in the new high-dose rate brachytherapy treatment suite include those conducted with the AccuBoost system, a patient-friendly, non-invasive radiotherapy treatment for women with breast cancer. High-dose radiation treatments for cervical cancer also take place in the new suite. 
For men undergoing treatment for Prostate Cancer, board-certified Radiation Oncologist Dr. David Graham proudly offers SpaceOAR Hydrogel, a specially designed spacer that helps to reduce the radiation dose delivered to the rectum during prostate cancer radiation treatments. As a result, cancer cells are destroyed while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
For more information about Watson Clinic's radiation oncology services, call the Cancer & Research Center at 863-603-4717.

Radiation Oncology Physicians:

Dr. David Graham
David Graham, MD
  • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, MD
  • Internship: Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, PA
  • Residency: Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; and Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, Radiation Oncology
  • Board-certified: Radiology and Radiation Oncology
  • Member: Member, American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology; American Society of Clinical Oncology; American Medical Association, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, Cyberknife Society, Radiosurgery Society

Dr. Sandra J. Sha
Sandra J. Sha, MD
  • Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, MD
  • Internship: Harvard Medical School Department of Internal Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, Radiation Oncology    
  • Residency: Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Boston, MA, Radiation Oncology    
  • Board-certified: Radiology and Radiation Oncology
  • Member: American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiology, American Society of Clinical Oncology


Physicians & Providers

David Graham, MD
Sandra J. Sha, MD


Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center
1730 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805

Please call 863-603-4717 for additional information.