What is accelerated-fraction radiation therapy?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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 time (fewer days) compared to standard radiation therapy.

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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