Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy. Unlike other types where an external radiation machine known as a linear accelerator is used brachytherapy uses radiation that is implanted close to the cancerous cells. In brachytherapy radiation is implanted within your body as close to the cancerous cells as possible. A higher dose of radiation therapy..
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Once installed medical equipment, such as linear accelerators, CT scanners, and other large scaled radiation therapy equipment must be properly maintained to ensure accurate results. Regular maintenance and service improves the longevity of equipment and increases equipment reliability. More often than not, health care facilities do not have the budget to maintain an in house..
There are several treatment options that are available to patients after a cancer diagnosis has been received. Radiation therapy is an option for treating cancer, thyroid disease, non-cancerous growths, and blood disorders. The benefit of radiation therapy is that it can be confined to specific areas where the tumor is. It is targeted treatment that..
There are many methods used in the treatment of cancer. Oncology physicians will work with one another to determine the best treatment combination to treat your unique cancer situation. Chemotherapy Chemotherapy drugs are a type of poison that is given via injection directly into the blood stream. Some chemotherapy treatments can be taken by mouth,..
High-energy x-rays or particles used to destroy cancerous tumors and cells is known as radiation therapy. A number of doctors specialize in treating cancer. A radiation oncologist is the specialist that is trained to deliver radiation therapy to treat cancer. The team of cancer specialists treating you and your cancer will develop a radiation schedule..
Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month? Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer that is treated in the United States with over 250,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. It is estimated that this year, 2018 we will have approximately 1,735,350 cases of cancer diagnosed. With this number expected..
What is radiation therapy? There are a number of options to treat cancer, radiation therapy is just one of them. There are a number of ways in which radiation can be delivered. The method that is used to treat your individual type of cancer is dependent solely on the nature of your cancer. External beam..
One of the most popular options in treating cancerous tumors is with the use of external radiotherapy. There are several types of external radiotherapy options for doctors to choose from when treating each unique patient needs with the overall principal of the therapy being the same. Radiation is delivered to the source of the cancer..
When it comes to receiving treatment, both in patient and out-patient, our safety is always a concern. Whether a family member, friend, or even oneself is receiving care it is crucial that safety as a patient is of utmost concern for the facility where we are seeking treatment. Accidents that occur within a facility whether..
Radiation oncology occurs through the use of ionizing radiation to treat/cure disease such as cancer. It can also be used to assist in the relief of symptoms when a cure or treatment is no longer a viable option. Most often radiation is most frequently associated with cancer however can be used in treated in a..