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Radiation Therapy for Cancer by Cancer.gov 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 »
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 »
Risk for secondary cancers after first-line radiation therapy for prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Tue 09 Nov 2010 12:00am There is a recognized risk for development of secondary primary cancers (SPCs) after first-line treatment with radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer. However, a new article suggests that newer forms of radiation therapy may have noticeably reduced that risk. Huang et al. reviewed data from a cohort of 2,120 patients t ... Read on »
Radiation Therapy For Breast Cancer by Shilah C. Azib Posted Thu 12 Aug 2010 10:31pm Radiation therapy for breast cancer has become best alternative to other therapies in healing breast cancer. With the help of radiation therapy for breast cancer, early diagnosis and treatment is easy. This treatment cures breast cancer by two ways, either by mastectomy or breast conservation therapy. Mastectomy is the operation in ... Read on »
Radiation Therapy And Cancer Patients by Shilah C. Azib Posted Thu 28 Oct 2010 10:14pm Radiation therapy is used as a cure for effectively treating the cancer patients. The use of radiation for the cancer patient is from a long time. Constant research is getting added in development of new technology of radiation therapy so as to apply for the cancer treatment. Radiation therapy and cancer patients are combined as ... Read on »
Important New Advance in the Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy by Robert W. Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 7:23pm     Weekly Health Update: Important New Advance in Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy   "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."    By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS     Updated:  06/06/2010 The information in th ... 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 »
Benefits of Radiation Therapy Outweigh Risks of a Second Cancer: Study by HealthFinder Posted Tue 29 Mar 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink Likelihood that radiotherapy will cause another tumor is low, researchers say. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Radiation therapy and inoperable lung cancer by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Mar 2010 7:00am Early findings suggest a radiation therapy that involves numerous highly-focused and potent radiation beams provides targeted tumor control in nearly all patients, reduces treatment-related illness, and may ultimately improve survival for patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer, according to a study in the March 17 issue of JAMA, a th ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy: Comparison of Different Protocols by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Tue 09 Feb 2010 6:54am In one of my 2009 blogsI discussed two clinical trials whose results suggested that breast cancer radiation therapy given in fewerthough higherdoses might be beneficial.  Howeverone of those studies included only 75 patients and the other included only 105 patients.  I indicated that while the results of these studies were promisinga larger study ... Read on »