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
Country of Origin:
United States
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Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
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In the Public Domain
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
1/1/2017
Record Last Updated:
10/26/2017

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