Radiation Therapy

What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation Therapy is one of three available treatments of cancer. It is the use of wave beams such as X-rays, gamma rays or proton and electron beams, to damage or destroy cancer cells. It is also referred to as radiotherapy, x-ray therapy and irradiation.

This cancer treatment method can either be used alone or with their forms of treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. It also involves the use of certain drugs and medications called radiosensitizers that make cancer cells more sensitive to radiation so they can be easily destroyed. There are various types of Radiation Therapy treatments and a patient may receive more than one type for the treatment of the same cancer.

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