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    Knowing how it works, and what your going to expect calms most peoples fears. Chemotherapy gives the patients a feeling of control over their Cancer. Radiation therapy is using high-energy particles to destroy or damage the Cancer cells. Radiation therapy is the most common Cancer treatment. It can be used by itself to with other treatment types. Hyperthermia is using heat to treat the Cancer. This method has been used for a long time but never had constant results. Since the knowledge of medicine has grew, doctors are now able to have a more precise heat delivery. Blood transfusions are used to replace blood to the Cancer patients body when they can not produce its own or they have lost too much (Treatment). When going through Cancer treatments know how to get in touch with the doctor. Family members may want to talk to members of the patients health care team. This can aid them in getting answers for their questions. Knowing how…

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    The National Institutes of Health has a printed consensus statement that clearly notes that the ideal treatment for these problems is total removal of the tumor. But there are other options including incomplete removal or stereotactic radiation therapy. Depending on the type of surgery done if the whole tumor is completely removed then the likelihood of it growing back decreases, but there can still be some down fall based on the type of surgery done. Some down falls include complete loss of…

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    receiving radiation therapy for patients that have cancer. Radiation therapy is also known as radiation oncology. Radiation is a form of energy that happens naturally, it can be controlled to use more intentionally. Radiation is a tool for medical treatment, radiation therapy is the most common type of treatment used for cancer. Radiation can be given as a curative modality, either alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and other…

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    • Radiation therapy: (in stage II, III &IV) Radiation therapy destroys cancer cells. It is used when colon cancer has attached to an internal organ so the surgeon cannot be sure if all the cancer has been removed or not for that, radiation therapy will be used to kill the cancer cells that haven’t been removed. In addition, it will be used to treat colon cancer if it metastasized. Radiation therapy helps in preventing cancer recurrence. Also it’s used before the surgery to shrink the tumor. They…

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    cancer cells in an attempt to destroy the tumor and stop the cancer cells from growing out of control. Radiation can damage the DNA directly or indirectly as its application creates free radicals within the cells. Interactions involving cell killing in the realm of photon radiation therapy are mostly due to indirect damage. Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons, leading them to be unstable and react quickly with other compounds to gain stability, which causes a chain reaction that…

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    Emily Foster February 16, 2015 Radiation therapists are an integral part of the oncology team. Along with using radiation to destroy cancer or other diseases, they offer compassion and faith to people fighting. Radiation therapy would be an extremely fulfilling career choice. Radiation therapists are able to begin the process of recovery for many people. The one on one connection with patients combined with the impact a radiation therapist has on their life will inspire me on a daily basis to…

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    the leading forms of treatment uses radiation to target the genetic material within those cancerous cells. Radiation therapy uses high energy beams, such as x-rays, gamma rays and charged particles, to damage the DNA to the extent where the cell will either die or stop dividing (“Radiation…

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    Session on surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the conventional treatment options for cancer therapy. To maximize the killing effects to the tumor, the combination therapy with surgery and radiation, or chemotherapy are most often used (Tannock 1998). However, for treatment of small, poorly defined metastases or tumors embedded within vital regions, such as brain, conventional treatment options may not be able to provide effective therapeutic outcome (Hirsch, Stafford et al. 2003).…

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    There are four types of external-beam radiation therapy: Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Proton beam therapy, and Stereotactic radiation therapy. 3D-CRT has special computers creating detailed 3D pictures of the cancer allowing the treatment team to target the beam more accurately. With this method, they are able to use higher doses of radiation while having reduced risk of healthy tissue damage. IMRT uses a Varian Clinac iX-S…

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    Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is one of the specific procedure of radiation therapy that deliver a very high dose (9-25 Gy) to the tumor bed during the surgical procedure. In IORT irradiation before surgery to shrink the tumor volume and exposure to tumor bed after surgery to ensure the destruction of microscopic tumor cells. The use of IORT has increased because single high doses of radiation therapy can be delivered to a tumor volume in appropriate clinical situations without…

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