Cancer Treatment by Radiation Therapy One of the prevalent diseases that can be life threatening is Cancer. There is a misconception that there is no cure for cancer but now the medical science has
found several ways to successfully fight and provide cures to the cancer patients. Radiation and chemotherapy are considered one of the successful treatment therapies.
Radiation therapy is highly preferred therapy that is used in case of final stages.
It is often referred as the â€œBigger Hammer Treatmentâ€?. In this therapy the idea used is to utilizing energy for destroying the cancerous cells inside the body.
Gamma rays, X-rays or protons are the basic forms of energy. These rays are used for slowing down, stop or destroy the cancer. For example in cancer of breast cancer stage IV, the radiation treatment for breast cancer.
Cancerous cells grow abnormally and are generally the mutations of normal
health cells. The cells grow and divide very fast and forms tumor at a specific part of body. The major goal of this radiation therapy is to attack on this growth process. For this the tumor affected area is exposed to high dose of radiation.
The level of radiation given varies by the cancer type but it is only used with the
intention of attacking on the DNA of the cancerous cells of the tumor. Because if
a DNA got affected or damaged with radiation then the cell cannot be reproduced and the growth of tumor will stop. In many types of cancer, radiation not only stops the expansion of tumor but it also destroys all the cancer growing cells.
Many people think that cancer is same thing as chemotherapy. But it is not true. The radiation therapy is generally applied from an external resource which is
focused on a particular part of the body. Whereas the chemotherapy is the
ingestion of cancer fighting drugs or a small piece of radioactive material that are absorbed in the body. Chemotherapy for lung cancer is used mostly as it works depending on the type of cancer.
Both the radiation and chemotherapy works when combined with other cancer treatment therapies. The early diagnosis of cancer is required for proper and effective treatment and cure of cancer. The most concerning matter is selecting
the best hospital for cancer treatment that has experienced team using latest technologies for treating cancer.
Published on May 21, 2014
Published on May 21, 2014
The early diagnosis of cancer is required for proper and effective treatment and cure of cancer. The most concerning matter is selecting the...