RADIOTHERAPY

Radiotherapy is also known as Radiation therapy. It is used to treat cancer by using high doses of radiation to shrink the tumours and kill cancerous cells present in any part of the body. At low doses, X-rays are used to see inside your body, in your broken bones, etc. to kill cancer from body radiation therapy depends on several factors.

Radiotherapy when given in body it depends on several factors like type of cancerous cell, size, location, depth of tumour, tumour site affecting nearby areas which may be sensitive to radiations, medical history, age, etc.

The different tests which your oncologist will suggest you submit reports before undergoing radiation therapy including blood cancer marker, Pet CT Scan, CT scan, biopsy, and few more.

Radiotherapy is a treatment of cancer that uses high doses of radiation to destroy cancer cells. It is performed by two methods; external (beams comes from machine and target cancer site) and internal (beams are induced inside cancer site).

FAQs

General FAQs of Radiotherapy

Radiation therapy will help you to control the cancer present in any part of the body.

It comes from a machine and aims at your cancer site.

Internal radiation therapy is also known as brachytherapy it delivers high dose of radiation directly into the tumour and it is usually invasive in nature.

Radiotherapy depends upon the stage and sessions of therapy, etc. and cancer surgery. It can be up to 2-3 months, depending upon the type of cancer and its treatment.

Doctors Plus is associated with the team of highly qualified professionals who perform radiotherapy includes:

  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Medical Physicists
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Dosimetrists
  • Radiation Oncology Nurses
  • Other supporting staff

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