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Radiation Therapy - deciphering common Radiation Therapy terms

Posted by Carmel Shields

The world of cancer care is often surrounded by terms and
acronyms unfamiliar to most of us. In this blog we offer a glossary of common terms related to radiation therapy:
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Tags: cancer, radiation, non ionizing radiation, radiation treatment, radiation therapy, APBI, lumpectomy, DCIS, electronic brachytherapy

Radiation Cancer Treatment & Safety - Questions to Ask

Posted by Carmel Shields

Recently  reported radiation treatment mishaps have spurred Members of Congress to investigate what should be ‘never events". While the incidents cited were extremely unfortunate, in most instances radiation therapy treats and cures many cancers safely and effectively yet there are questions to ask and answers to have before you choose a radiation therapy facility.

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Tags: IMRT, cancer, safety, radiation, radiation treatment