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Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology is the use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain or alleviate other symptoms due to the cancer.

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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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...
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....
  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...
Just like many other medical procedures, patients receiving radiotherapy may have some side effects.  The severity of which greatly depends on the person receiving radiation therapy. Be assured that radiotherapy departments actively try to minimize the chances of side effects...
  So you or someone you know needs to have radiotherapy, but you don’t know what will be involved. Or you were overwhelmed with information when the radiotherapy process was explained to you.   This happens quite often, patients are...
Radiotherapy is not a simple process. It is not as easy as just exposing someone to a field of radiation. And then we’re done!   It is a  complex process, which needs to achieve accuracy to within sub millimeter tolerances,...
There are two main types of brain tumours and a number of different factors that cause them. To start things off, we’re going to discuss what brain tumours are and their types.   A mass of tissue that forms in...
The question “does it make sense to use radiation to cure cancer when radiation can cause cancer” often comes up in conversations about radiation therapy. It’s a good question, and it is true that radiation can increase your chances of...