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Where cancer treatment?

Where cancer treatment?

Some people with cancer will only receive one treatment. But most people undergo a combination of treatments, such as...

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How common is secondary cancer after radiation?

Currently, after surviving a primary malignancy, between 17 and 19% of patients develop a second malignancy. Secondary...

How often do cancer patients get radiation?

Most patients receive radiation treatments every day, 5 days a week (Monday through Friday) for 5 to 8 weeks. Weekend...

What are the 3 types of radiation therapy?

Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is used to treat a tumor exposed during cancer surgery. During this type of...

Why cancer treatment is expensive?

People: Doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who work with cancer patients are highly trained...

How breast cancer radiation?

Radiation therapy for breast cancer uses high-energy x-rays, protons, or other particles to kill cancer cells....

Does cancer radiation cause hair loss?

Radiation therapy can cause hair to thin or become lost in the area being treated. For example, radiation to the head can ...

What are the side effects of radiation therapy for cancer?

Specific side effects of radiation therapy affecting parts of the bodyHeadache, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, extreme...

Why thyroid cancer radiation therapy?

External-beam radiation therapy uses high-energy rays (or particles) to kill cancer cells or slow their growth. A...

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Does radiation always kill cancer cells?

Does radiation always kill cancer cells?

Radiation therapy is always a balance between killing cancer cells and minimizing damage to normal cells. Radiation...

Which cancer treatment is best?

Which cancer treatment is best?

The goal of surgery is to remove the cancer or as much of the cancer as possible. Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer.

Does radiation kill cancer completely?

Does radiation kill cancer completely?

When damaged cells die, the body breaks them down and removes them. Radiation therapy doesn't kill cancer cells right...

Are cancer treatment centers of america closing?

Are cancer treatment centers of america closing?

City of Hope closes acquisition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. City of Hope has finalized its acquisition of...

Does cancer radiation affect immune system?

Does cancer radiation affect immune system?

Certain cancer treatments (such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, stem cell or bone marrow transplant, or...

Can cancer radiation cause cancer?

Can cancer radiation cause cancer?

Many Years Ago, Radiation Therapy Was Recognized as a Possible Cause of Cancer. In fact, much of what we know about the...