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Radiology or radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. At very low doses, radiation is used with x-rays to see inside the body same with your teeth or broken bones x-rays.

Radiology does not kill cancer cells, but it takes days or weeks of treatment enough for cancer cells to die. In the therapy, cancer cells DNA is damaged beyond dividing or die. When the cells die, they are removed or broken down by the body.

External and internal beam are two main types of radiation therapy. External beam radiology comes from a machine that aims radiation at a specific part of your body. The device is large and noisy. Radiation is sent to a part of your body through many directions. If you have lung cancer, the radiation is transmitted to the chest, not the whole body. Internal radiotherapy is a treatment where a source of radiation is put inside the body. The source can be liquid or solid.

Using external or internal therapy depends on many factors which include- cancer type, tumor size, tumor’s location, how close the cancer is to sensitive tissue, your medical history and general health, your age, and other medical conditions.

Ask MedTravels to know how radiation therapy will help your cancer treatment and improve your quality of life.

Radiology or radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. At very low doses, radiation is used with x-rays to see inside the body same with your teeth or broken bones x-rays.

Radiology does not kill cancer cells, but it takes days or weeks of treatment enough for cancer cells to die. In the therapy, cancer cells DNA is damaged beyond dividing or die. When the cells die, they are removed or broken down by the body.

External and internal beam are two main types of radiation therapy. External beam radiology comes from a machine that aims radiation at a specific part of your body. The device is large and noisy. Radiation is sent to a part of your body through many directions. If you have lung cancer, the radiation is transmitted to the chest, not the whole body. Internal radiotherapy is a treatment where a source of radiation is put inside the body. The source can be liquid or solid.

Using external or internal therapy depends on many factors which include- cancer type, tumor size, tumor’s location, how close the cancer is to sensitive tissue, your medical history and general health, your age, and other medical conditions.

Ask MedTravels to know how radiation therapy will help your cancer treatment and improve your quality of life.

 

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