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Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy

Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses strong energy belts to get rid of cancer cells. Radiation therapy uses most of the X-rays, and protons or other types of other energy may be used

The term radiotherapy often leads to treatment in external radiation belts. At the time of this type of radiation, high-energy belts form from a device outside the body that shed the belts to a specific point in the patient’s body. In doing another type of radiation therapy, which is called close treatment, it puts radiation in the patient’s body. In general, the first round of radiotherapy extends 5 days a week for 10 weeks, in that one session needs about 10-30 minutes. The number of treatment rounds changed according to the doctor’s plan, depending on the size and location of the tumor.

During the session, you lie on the radiotherapy table, the medical doctors will work to put you in exact conformity with what was decided during the study, where by the template that the doctors have prepared for you after lying down, he will use the linear acceleration device that guides him and shed the rays according to the required location that was identified Then, the radiator moves around you around the table and sounds may come out, so don’t worry about that in principle. You can’t feel pain during exposure to these rays.

After that, a radioactive substance is shed directly to the tumor or its side. The material will be removed later or left in place. Possible radiation locations for injection are injected through small, thin needles or tubes. And sometimes the substance is left in the body, so this process is called permanent internal therapy. At this stage, small beads granules consisting of radioactive material are inserted into the tumor. The beads work the rays at the source of the tumor for several days or weeks, until their ability to transmit radiation relieves radiation

It works by using a beam directed to the tumor. Once the cancerous area is determined, a small tattoo of ink is drawn over the cancerous area until the radiation is focused on the same spot in each treatment.

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