Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy

When cancer is detected, it may be treated in a variety of ways, depending on the nature and complexity of the illness. These treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, and sometimes complementary therapies. They may also involve a combination of these approaches.

The members of the radiation team will work with your physicians and other health care providers in a multidisciplinary approach to provide you with first-rate treatment.

Radiation therapy is one of the most effective ways to combat certain types of cancer. It works by focusing a beam of ionizing radiation or implanting radioactive sources in the area of tumor growth. The surrounding normal tissue is spared so that only a specific area is treated. This therapy can be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy.

In other cases, radiation therapy is employed as a supportive measure to reduce pain, pressure, or bleeding. Numerous benign tumors or growths are also treated with radiation therapy.

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