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Radiation

Discussions about Radiation, specifically ionizing radiation

Many patients and caregivers have questions regarding radiation therapy. It is understandable. Radiotherapy is not commonly known about. After all, it often gets mistaken for Radiology. So we will quickly answer a couple of the most common questions about radiation...
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How are Physics and Radiotherapy Related?   So what does physics have to do with radiotherapy, and for that matter what does physics have to do with medicine? Isn’t physics done at high tech laboratories such as the large hadron...
There are many perception out there on the risk of radiation. Many people believe radiation to be extremely harmful to their health. But are these perception of the risk of radiation warranted?   First off, we are specifically talking about...
Radiotherapy is a great treatment option for prostate cancer.   Radiotherapy has been a great treatment option for prostate cancer patients. This is especially true for early stage prostate cancer patients, but good cure rate for later stage patients have...
Cancer is a normal part of being a large and complex multi-cellular organism. But that does not mean it’s inevitable. Evolutionary and ecological approaches to cancer point to many things we can do to lowering your Risk of Developing Cancer....
Cancer is a strange one. If you have ever been affected by it, either personally, or family and friends, you will know that it seems like one of the least normal things around. It is truly disrupting to all aspects...
  More and more research is taking place on the risk of Secondary cancer risk in the radiation oncology communities. This is because the treatment we are delivering these days have much higher chance of survival than in decades before....
  Proton therapy is fast becoming one of the most exciting treatment modalities in radiotherapy.   It’s generally thought to improve cancer treatment outcomes and reducing side effects for patients.  Although proton therapy has been around for a while, it...
  How often have you come across articles such as “Mobile Phone Radiation: the largest biological experiment ever” and “What They Don’t Want You to Know- Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer”, and  “Top 10 smartphones with highest and lowest radiation”....
  So you have heard about the dangers of ultraviolet light right? That excess exposure to ultraviolet light can lead to skin cancers such as melanoma. And that devices such as sun beads are the leading cause of excess ultraviolet...