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Radiotherapy for cancer treatment
Radiotherapy is also commonly known as radiation therapy, which is also used for cancer treatment. As the name suggests, radiotherapy involves the use of radiations, the ionizing radiations, for treating cancer. These ionizing radiations “injure or destroy” the affected cancerous cells, hampering their “growth” and “division”. It is likely, the normal cells also being damaged, but the normal cells “recover from the damage” and again “function properly”.
Radiotherapy helps in “reducing the chances” of the “cancer coming back”. Radiotherapy can also be used in combination with other cancer treatment like the chemotherapy known as “chemoradiotherapy”.
Radiotherapy is capable of treating almost any type of cancer like the breast cancer and the cancer of the brain, cervix, larynx, pancreas, lungs, prostrate, skin, stomach, sarcoma, uterus, soft tissue, blood and many more. Two types of radiations can be practiced, “external radiation” with the help of the radiations given by a machine and the “internal radiation” provided with use of “radioactive materials” that are allowed to be taken into the body.
The side effects of the radiotherapy can vary. Though, there are no such severe side effects, it is advisable to discuss with your doctor the after effects of this cancer treatment. After radiotherapy, it is recommended that the patient take a very good care of himself like skin care, proper clothing and following healthy eating habits, avoiding over exposure to the sun etc.
Along with the different cancer treatments, it is very important for the patient to receive support and love from his family members and friends.
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