Some Quick Facts On Radiation Therapy
December 29, 2019
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therapy is a cancer treatment that uses beams of radiation to shrink cancer tumors
and destroy cancer cells.
The radiation oncology specialist hospital advises the use of this therapy for many types of cancer, including head, neck, brain, and breast cancer
destroys almost all the cancerous cells albeit it may also destroy the normal
ones in the process. This may result in some side effects.
treat your cancer with radiation and another type of cancer treatment, such as
therapy is an effective way to annihilate the cancer cells in the body.
However, it must be noted that the radiation has to be aimed very carefully so
that it hits mainly the cancer and not healthy tissue.
radiation therapy uses a machine that sends a beam of radiation to the part of
your body that has cancer. There are two kinds of radiation beams:
can be aimed more precisely than gamma rays. Regardless of the beam which is
used, the radiation therapy is provided every day for 6 to 8 weeks.
often use MRI, CT scan, and ultrasound during radiation therapy to be able to
aim the radiation beam more precisely onto the tumor
The oncologist in India also executes the radiation therapy by shooting the radiation beam at your cancer from different sides of your body and at different angles. This process ensures that the beam always hits the cancer, but the same healthy tissue doesn’t get hit each time.
of radiation therapy include:
A radioactive substance that doctors inject into your vein that travels through
your blood to the cancer cells
Use of small radioactive pellets (seeds) which are placed by the doctors into
the cancer tumor.
In terms of
preparation for radiation therapy, it is imperative on the patient’s part to be
flexible. Your scheduled appointments will be “fluid”. It goes
without saying that your appointment could well float anywhere from an hour
early to an hour later. At the hospital, there are few instances of patients
cancelling their appointment at the last minute and others who require more
time than expected. Therefore, one should be prepared for such last moment
tweaks and not be upset by the changes.
A therapy as
crucial as radiation therapy needs some time and consultation of experts. Since
many people lack the knowhow and even cannot figure which way to go, their
treatment gets delayed. At Dalmia Medtrip, a patient can get all the necessary
information and even an appointment at the relevant specialty soon as he/she
shares their credentials with us.