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Radiation Therapy for Cancer by Posted Tue 29 Jun 2010 9:00pm Radiation Therapy for Cancer Key Points Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA (see Questions 1 and 2 ). Radiation therapy can damage normal cells as well as cancer cells. Therefore, treatment must be carefully planned to minimi ... Read on »
Precautions For Radiation Therapy by Shilah C. Azib Posted Thu 08 Jan 2009 1:43pm Radiation therapy or radiotherapy is a medical way to kill or damage cancer cells. High energized x-rays are bombarded on the cancer tumor so as to eliminate it. Radiations are created to dismiss the cancer cells. Precautions for radiation therapy is a must do thing within the treatment. Radiation therapy is specially developed technologica ... Read on »
Understanding Types of Radiation Therapy by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Over the years, cancer treatments have tried to get "smarter" by attempting to more precisely target cancer cells. Radiation therapy using an external beam is one answer. LEO GORDON, MD: The beam is aimed at a certain area of the body. Because the body can only tolerate so much radiation, that beam has to be fairly toned down, fairly ... Read on »
External Beam Radiation Therapy by Shilah C. Azib Posted Wed 19 May 2010 5:45am 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 beam of x-rays is generated by tak ... Read on »
FDA Clears Hologic's MammoSite(R) Multi Lumen Radiation Therapy – Breast Cancer by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Sep 2009 6:03pm The Mammosite procedure has been approved for a few years and now the improved process with multi-lumen design has been approved by the FDA.  So far, procedures have been provided with a single lumen device.   The website has a lot of information and a video to explain further how it works.  The difference with the Mammosite and other seeding pr ... Read on »
Sealed Source Radiation Therapy by Shilah C. Azib Posted Fri 07 Jan 2011 9:43am 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 source radiation therapy i ... Read on »
Types Of Radiation Therapy by Shilah C. Azib Posted Mon 03 Jan 2011 1:02am There are two types of radiation therapy. These two types of radiation therapy are external beam radiation also known as teletherapy and internal radiation therapy or brachytherapy. Both radiation types are helpful in treating the cancer tumors. In first type among types of radiation therapy, radiations are projected from distan ... Read on »
What Is Radiation Therapy by Shilah C. Azib Posted Mon 09 Mar 2009 5:10am 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 they are unable for their further growth ... Read on »
Treatment Planning In Radiation Therapy by Shilah C. Azib Posted Wed 01 Sep 2010 11:18pm 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 treatment. If the patient ... Read on »
Long Term Side Effects Of Radiation Therapy by Shilah C. Azib Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 5:27pm The long-term side effects of radiation therapy are occurred according to the type of treatments patient receives. While taking treatment of radiation therapy, a patient has to suffer from long term side effects like those that swelling named as edema. In this swelling, because of the general inflammation, there is an occurrence of the swelling ... Read on »