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Principals Of Radiation Therapy

It’s been from over 100 years ago radiation and radioactivity were discovered; doctors have looked for ways to use it to treat cancer. Thus, birth of principls radiation therapy happened. Constantly research is going on the radiation therapy. Advances in technology and a better understanding of its...

Benefits And Hazards Of Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is also popularly known as the “radio-therapy”. Radiation therapy is one of the widely used cancer therapy. This therapy is very effective in curing the cancer. This therapy involves the use of radiations or the “high energy waves” that penetrates into the body,...

Side Effects Of Radiation Therapy

The side effects of radiation therapy are separated according to type of radiation treatment. Therefore, the side effects are distinguished as acute radiation therapy side effects, general symptoms of radiation side effects, organ specific side effects and late radiation therapy side effects. The radiation...

Radiation Therapists

For radiation treatments, radiographers play very crucial role. But, radiation treatments do require many sorts of health care worker. Many other supportive workers such as radiation oncologist and radiation therapist are needed for the radiation treatment. The radiation therapist is a medical professional...

Treatment Planning In Radiation Therapy

There are many types of radiations therapy to kill tumor cells. These types are either external beam source or internal beam sources. Because of various types of radiation, treatment planning in radiation therapy is necessary. Planning is important to determine amount and type of the radiations for the...

What Is Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is a type of treatment certain diseases. In this treatment, radiation energy kills cancer cell and stops their further growth within the body. This may become simple answer to the question of what is radiation therapy. Radiation damages genetic material of the cancer cells and therefore...

Risks Of Radiation Therapy

While taking the radiation therapy treatments, there are some risks that are involved in this radioactive therapy. Therefore, the risks of radiation therapy affects human body by causing various side effects to body organs like anemia, nausea, vomiting, skin burn, sterility, and rarely death and hair loss....

Benefits Of Radiation Therapy

Cancer is the major disease affecting a large part of the global population is also fatal disease. Cancer involves an uncontrolled growth of the body cells, which multiply rapidly causing many problems. Moreover, there are chances of the cancer returning back. There are various cancer treatments, practiced...

External Beam Radiation Therapy

It is a method named external beam radiation therapy, which is used in the medical field for diagnosing the disease like brain tumor, detecting cancer cells. It is abbreviated as EBT in which a beam containing x-rays of high-energy level is delivered to the located area of the patient’s tumor. This...

Radiation Therapy For Leukemia

The radiation therapy for leukemia is used to detect blood cancer. The treatment involves gamma or X-rays to detect blood cancer in the body. The radiation therapy for leukemia is used for diagnosis of leukemia such as Hodgkin and central nervous system leukemia. If a person is diagnosis for leukemia then...

Is Radition Threapy Is Safe

The main concern from cancer patients and their relatives is about the safety of the radiation therapy. There are some safety measures for patient and family members are treated as the answers to question like is radiation therapy safe? While taking the treatment of external beam radiation therapy, there is...

Goals Of Radiation Therapy

The first goal of radiation therapy is to cure or minimize early stage of the cancer disease after diagnosing it. In some cases, cancers seem to be very sensitive to radiations. Therefore, the main role of these radiations in such cases to reduce these cancer cells in size or fade away it completely. In...

Sealed Source Radiation Therapy

The sealed source radiation therapy is renamed as a Brachytherapy. It is also known as endocurietherapy. This sealed source radiation therapy is type of radiation therapy where the radioactive resources are kept in placed within the area of the body organ to which radiation treatment is needed. This sealed...

Qualification Of Radiation Therapists

Radiation therapists are the people who practically execute the plan of radiation therapy. They assist radiation oncologists in the health care center, medical institutes and military hospitals. Qualification of radiation therapists is an important issue for the interested people. A graduate or an...

Radiation Therapy For Cancer Treatment

Radiation therapy for cancer treatment is three-step process that includes three-dimensional imaging technology, computerized treatment planning and high-energy x-ray machines. Uses of high-energy radiations in the treatment are necessary to destroy cancer cells and to stop their further growth in the body....
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