Radiation Therapy—External
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Radiation Therapy—External Usage

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Effect of Radiation Therapy—External on Pancreatic Cancer

Radiation therapy, often in combination with chemotherapy, is normally administered in Stages 2 and 3 of pancreatic cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is applied after surgery for Stage 1 pancreatic...

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Effect of Radiation Therapy—External on Breast Cancer

Radiation therapy can be given to treat cancer at its initial site or once it has spread. In some cases, once cancer has spread, radiation is no longer curative. However, the treatments can help...

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Effect of Radiation Therapy—External on Cervical Cancer

Radiation therapy can be given to treat cancer at its initial site or once it has spread. In some cases, once cancer has spread, radiation is no longer curative. However, the treatments can help...

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Reasons for Procedure

  • Control the growth or spread of cancer
  • Attempt to cure cancer
  • Reduce pain or other symptoms caused by cancer (This is called palliative radiation.)

Radiation therapy is commonly used to treat:

  • Solid tumors such as prostate cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancers
  • Lymphomas and leukemia
 
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