“Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that targets cancer cells with high-energy radiation.”
Most effective against Cancers of Head & Neck, prostate, lung, breast, brain, spine, sarcoma, rectum, esophagus, and gynecological cancers. Radical curative Radiation therapy typically lasts 5 to 7 weeks and is administered five days per week.
Only one or two weeks are necessary to complete palliative short-course radiotherapy.
It can serve as the primary treatment for some cancers, but it is frequently used as an adjunct to surgery or chemotherapy. Cancer can be effectively treated with radiotherapy. It can eradicate cancerous cells and decrease tumors. With few adverse effects, it is also comparatively safe. Radiation therapy comes in various forms, including internal and external beam radiation therapy. External beam radiation therapy uses radiation beams from outside the body to eliminate cancer cells inside the body. Radioactive seeds or pellets are injected into or close to the tumor during internal radiation therapy.