- Fighting Cancer with Radiotherapy By:-Art Gib
Radiotherapy is an effective and relatively simple treatment for brain tumors. Using state-of-the-art tools, radiation oncologist can effectively eradicate certain types of brain tumors with very little damage to surrounding areas.
- Why Does God Allow Cancer By:-Linda Dipman
My fears mounted as each day passed with yet another set of tests declaring that the cancer is still present. Relatives I hadn't seen for years began parading into my hospital room. They're expressions reflected concern mixed with deathbed goodbyes.
- Radiation Therapy: Surgical Methods that Don't Break the Skin By:-Art Gib
Cancer is nearly the leading cause of death in the U.S., and more and more people need help in treatment. Luckily in recent years there has been a good deal of technological headway that has come about. From identifying and treating the tumors in the body, new radiation technology and techniques have already come into use with a lot of promise.
- Radiosurgery: Brain Surgery Without the Knife By:-Art Gib
Each year cancer research programs continue to grow: funding increases, new technologies make year-old discoveries obsolete, and more doctors and scientists contribute their ideas and methods to understanding and eradicating cancer. As these strides are made, more treatment options become available and fewer people are forced to endure painful and invasive treatments.
- History of Radiation Therapy By:-Art Gib
The discoveries of x-rays and radiation by scientists Becquerel and Rontgen in the late 1800s got the ball rolling in radiation application. Radiation therapy today is used by over half of those patients diagnosed with cancer.
- Radiation Treatment: A Brief Overview By:-Art Gib
Cancer treatment is mainly administered by two methods, chemotherapy and radiation. Radiation therapy, which is also referred to as radiotherapy, x-ray therapy or irradiation, uses energy called ionizing radiation to destroy cancer cells with the intention of shrinking tumors.
- The Technology Behind IMRT Radiation Therapy By:-Art Gib
Radiation therapy's goal is to hit a tumor with enough radiation to kill it, while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. However, radiation tends to kill virtually everything that it touches. The problem then with radiation therapy is killing the tumor without harming the patient.