Radiation oncology is a treatment method that uses ionizing radiation to target the rapidly dividing cancer cells within a tumor. Radioactive therapies have been used for decades with plenty of success for thousands of patients, but these are not without their own list of side effects. As you read through our list of radiation oncology side effects, remember that you and your doctor will talk about the risks versus the benefits of this treatment. Ultimately, it is your decision as to which treatment— if any— you […]
Cancer is the last diagnosis that anyone wants to hear, but leaps and bounds have been made in its treatment in recent years. Here at Rosetta Radiology, we know that your diagnosis has led you to question treatment options. Most patients will be faced with chemotherapy (chemo), radiation, and surgical procedures to help manage their cancer. However, many patients we speak to are unaware that there is a difference between chemo and radiation.
What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy, also known as “chemo”, has been used for many years. The […]
At Rosetta Radiology, we believe that our radiation oncology patients benefit from knowing what radiation therapy treatment steps to expect and what their radiation therapy treatment plan will look like. If you or someone you know is about to begin radiation therapy treatment, here is everything you need to know as well as what to expect.