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Radiation therapy

Descriptions of Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy: The use of high-energy radiation from x-rays, gamma rays, neutrons, and other sources to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation may come from a machine outside the body (external-beam radiation therapy), or it may come from radioactive material placed in the body near cancer cells (internal radiation therapy, implant radiation, or brachytherapy). Systemic radiation therapy uses a radioactive substance, such as a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody, that circulates throughout the body. Also called radiotherapy.
Source: National Institute of Health

Radiation therapy : therapeutic use of ionizing and nonionizing radiation; for radioisotope therapy refer to RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY and narrower terms; for therapeutic radiation with visible, laser, or ultraviolet light, respectively refer to PHOTOTHERAPY, LASER THERAPY, or ULTRAVIOLET THERAPY and narrower terms.
Source: CRISP

Basic Information: Radiation therapy

Count: Radiation therapy is listed as a: treatment for 183 conditions; alternative treatment for 0 conditions; preventive treatment for 0 conditions; research treatment for 4 conditions.

Treatment types for Radiation therapy: radiosurgery (8), External radiation (21), Internal radiation (17)

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List of Diseases with Radiation therapy as a Treatment

The following list of conditions have 'Radiation therapy' or similar listed as a treatment in our database:

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  • Biphasic Mesothelioma ... Radiation therapy
  • Bladder Cancer ... External radiation, Internal radiation, radiation therapy
  • Blood cancer ... radiotherapy
  • Brain cancer ... radiation, Stereotactic radiosurgery, external radiatio therapy, implant radiation therapy
  • Breast Cancer ... external radiation, lumpectomy with radiation combination, radiation therapy, implant radiation

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  • Uterine Cancer ... External radiation, Internal radiation, radiation therapy

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List of Diseases with Radiation therapy as a Research Treatment

The following list of conditions have 'Radiation therapy' or similar listed as a research treatment or other research area in our database:

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