Know About Cancer Radiation Therapy

The deadliest disease in the 21st century is cancer. A variety of cancer treatments have been developed thanks to medical advances and years of research. There are many treatment options for cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy, proton therapy and cryosurgery. 

Radiation therapy is used in approximately 50-60% of patients with cancer. This treatment can be used on nearly all types of cancers, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, uterus cancer, leukemia and cancer affecting the lymphatic system. Discover more about how radiation therapy and other cancer therapies work through

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Radiation therapy can be used to kill cancerous cells. Radiation therapy damages the cancer cells' ability to reproduce and spread the disease. Radiation therapy can be done in many advanced ways, including stereo tactic radiotherapy and proton beam therapy.

What's a radiotherapy treatment?

Radiotherapy is a targeted treatment that uses ionizing radiations in order to kill cancer cells. Radiotherapy causes genetic damage which results in the cessation or replication of cancer cells. Radiation may cause damage to normal cells nearby. However, most normal cells will recover. The treatment aims to kill as many cancer cells as possible. Radiation therapy can be used to completely destroy tumors or shrink tumors to alleviate symptoms.

Radiation therapy can either be used as an individual treatment or in combination with chemotherapy and surgery. This is done to improve the outcome of the treatment. Radiation treatment can also be used to relieve symptoms such as pain or improve the patient's condition.