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three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)

A type of external radiation therapy that uses a computer to shape the radiation beams to the shape of the tumour. This delivers high doses of radiation to the tumour while sparing the normal tissues as much as possible. Beams…

radiation therapy

The use of radiation, usually x-rays or gamma rays, to kill cancer cells or injure them so they cannot grow and multiply. Sometimes radiation therapy is used to control pain.

intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

A type of external radiation therapy in which the radiation beams are aimed from several directions, while the intensity (strength) is controlled by computers. This helps to reduce some side effects.

radiation

Energy in the form of waves or particles, including gamma rays, x-rays and ultraviolet (UV) rays. This energy is harmful to cells and is used in radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells.

Radiation Therapy

are two main ways of giving radiation therapy, outside the body or inside the body. You may have one or both types of radiation therapy, depending on the cancer type and other factors. External beam radiation therapy. Radiation beams from…

ultraviolet (UV) radiation

The invisible part of sunlight that causes tanning, sunburn and skin damage. It is also produced by solariums, tanning lamps and sunbeds. UV radiation cannot be seen or felt….

selective internal radiation therapy

A type of internal radiation therapy used to treat liver tumours. Also called SIRT.

external beam radiation therapy

The use of high-energy radioactive beams to kill cancer cells or injure them so they cannot multiply. The beams of radiation are directed at the cancer from a machine.

News: Chemotherapy and radiation in childhood can cause rare cancer

Australian children diagnosed with cancer and treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy are around 50 times more likely to be diagnosed with a secondary therapy-related cancer, compared to the general population. New research by Children’s Health Queensland and Cancer Council…

News: Springfield radiation service helps local cancer patients

…levels have normalised and I am feeling hopeful. I’ve also been lucky not to experience any ill-effects.” CEO of Radiation Oncology Centres, Mark Middleton, said the world-class centre at Springfield was a life changer for local cancer patients. “Our Springfield…