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Radiation Oncologist

A radiation oncologist is a specialist physician who uses ionizing radiation (such as megavoltage X-rays or radionuclides) in the treatment of cancer. Radiation oncology is one of the three primary specialties, the other two being surgical and medical oncology, involved in the treatment of 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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  Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy. Everyone knows that they are cancer treatments. But many people don’t know the difference between the two at all. Or even know what involved with each treatment. Often talking about one treatment when they mean the...
  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...
What are the goals of Radiation Therapy   Simple put, the goal of  radiation therapy is to cure cancer!   This might come as a surprise to you. Radiotherapy can cure cancer. And generally this is the goal of radiotherapy,...
There are many great professionals in Radiotherapy, each as important as the next. Each have their own tasks and specialties, and all come together to provide precise radiotherapy for cancer patients. A true unique multidisciplinary team of professionals. So what...
Let’s start with a few basic things about human cells; the things that make up your body. They basically do one of four things at anyone time things – grow, move, change, or die. The body sends out messages to...
So this is going to be a brief run down on Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy. Radiation Oncology is a medical specialty which uses radiation in a controlled way to cure cancer. Sometimes it is also used to reduce pain and...