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…
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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.
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.
A type of internal radiation therapy used to treat liver tumours. Also called SIRT.
therapy.Sometimes definitive radiation therapy is given with chemotherapy to increase its effectiveness. This is called chemoradiation or chemoradiotherapy. To help other treatments achieve remission or a cure. Radiation therapy is often used before (neoadjuvant) or after (adjuvant) other treatments to…
Springfield’s first radiotherapy service opened its doors this week, enabling local cancer patients to access more affordable, timely treatment. The first patient received radiation therapy earlier this week at the new Radiation Oncology Centres (ROC) facility, based at the new…
See brachytherapy or radioisotope 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.
A type of radiation therapy whereby single or multiple beams of radiation sweep around the body, greatly reducing treatment time….
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.