Radiation Therapy

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This two-page handout educates people about radiation therapy, which is the use of high doses of radiation for cancer treatment. It explains that the treatment uses radiation to cure cancer by destroying cancer cells, control cancer by stopping the cancer cells from spreading, and reduce symptoms such as pain. The document discusses the  two types of radiation therapy: external radiation therapy, which uses a machine that directs high-energy rays at the cancer, and internal radiation therapy, also called brachytherapy or implant therapy, in which the radiation source is put in the body in or near the cancer. It outlines safety measures and side effects of radiation therapy.

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Health Information Translations
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Brachytherapy, Neoplasms, Radiation
Copyright:
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Date Last Reviewed:
1/1/2017
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