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Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy: The use of radiation to treat cancer and other conditions

Light is a fundamental feature of our life’s, but when the nature of light is questioned every rational person thinks they know the answer. Even the great mind of Albert Einstein did not know the full answer. He wrote “all...
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When people talk about Radiation, they often describe a substance that is scary, dangerous, and not well understood.  This is generally a fair assumption. You can’t see, hear, taste, feel, or smell radiation, yet is large doses it can be...
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...
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...
  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....
  Caring for your loved one who has cancer can be hard, there is so much new information to learn and what to expect. Not only do cancer patients get overwhelmed with the diagnosis, so do caregivers. But we don’t...
  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”....