Discovered in the late 19th century, radiation has changed the way we view our world on a fundamental level. Unfortunately, it often gets a bad rap. Though radiation can have dangerous, even devastating effects, it’s also a part of everyday life. Since its discovery, however, it’s also has become an invaluable tool, with implications in so many fields, from geology to medicine. Though we value a good sense of caution, we also like to keep things in perspective; so let’s debunk what exactly radiation is, and some of the most common myths surrounding it.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, your oncologist may have recommended radiation therapy as part of your comprehensive treatment plan. Radiation treatment is one of the most common treatments for cancer. However, there are side effects of radiation treatment that can be uncomfortable, especially if a patient does not know what to expect. Below we will explain radiation treatment and discuss some common side effects associated with it.
What is radiation treatment?
According to the American Cancer Society, radiation therapy uses high-energy particles or waves such as x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams, or protons, to destroy or damage cancer […]
No one is ever really prepared to hear the words “you have cancer”. But, thanks to the advancements in technology, cancer patients have more treatment options available than ever. A highly effective solution commonly used is radiation oncology. One of the specialists that is there to help each cancer patient along the way is a radiation oncologist. Read on to learn more about what radiation oncology is and what an oncologist does throughout the radiation therapy process.
Radiation oncology, or radiation therapy, is a medical specialty […]
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April is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. This time is dedicated to educating the public on the cancerous diseases that impact this region of the body. Many people get involved by events like walks, auctions, galas, workshops and more. At this uncertain time, we are socially distancing, so we’ve decided to do our part by sharing information about the topic. In this article, we will educate you on the risk factors and statistics of oral, head and neck cancers.
More than 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year; however, this disease can be avoided with the help of vaccinations and regular screenings. Cervical Health Awareness Month is the perfect time to call attention to cervical cancer its causes, treatments, and early detection. In this article, we will discuss common treatment options that are available to women diagnosed with cervical cancer.
For cancer patients, treatment options are usually limited to choosing between radiation therapy and homeopathic treatment. Most patients are hesitant to choose radiation therapy because of the potential dangers radiation exposure pose. But does radiation therapy actually work?
Radiation therapy uses targeted doses of radiation to destroy cancer cells within a patient’s body with the hopes of beating cancer or alleviating symptoms. The cancerous cells either die immediately after treatment or later on due to the radiation exposure. This form of treatment is so prevalent that nearly 65% of cancer patients receive radiation therapy in their treatment plan.
It’s important for patients to understand the ins and outs of radiation therapy in the case that they have to undergo the treatment. So, we decided to provide you with a breakdown to show you […]