Radiation Therapy For Cancer
- Q What are the common types of radiation treatment for cancer?
Dr. Patrick Maguire, OncologyThe two most common types of radiation therapy (RT) used to treat cancer are three-dimensional conformal (3DCRT) and intensity modulated (IMRT). 3DCRT is performed after obtaining imaging of the part of the patient's body that's affected by... Full Answer
- Q What is consolidation therapy?
Consolidation therapy is a treatment that is given after cancer has disappeared following the initial therapy. Consolidation therapy is used to kill any cancer cells that may be left in the body. It may include radiation therapy, a stem cell transplant,... Full Answer
- Q What is accelerated-fraction radiation therapy?
Accelerated-fraction radiation therapy is a type of radiation treatment in which the total dose of radiation is divided into small doses and the treatments are given more than once a day. The total dose of radiation is also given over a shorter period of... Full Answer