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Radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, is a common treatment approach used to target and destroy cancer cells using high-energy radiation. It is a localized treatment that aims to shrink tumors, halt the growth of cancer cells, and alleviate cancer-related symptoms. Radiation therapy can be used as a primary treatment, in combination with other therapies, or as palliative care to improve quality of life.



Who Needs Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy may be recommended for individuals with various types of cancer, including but not limited to:

  • Breast cancer

  • Prostate cancer

  • Lung cancer

  • Head and neck cancers

  • Brain tumors

  • Gynecological cancers

  • Lymphomas

  • Sarcomas

 


When to See a Specialist

A specialist should be consulted if radiation therapy is being considered as a potential treatment option. This typically involves a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including radiation oncologists, who specialize in planning and delivering radiation therapy.

 


Procedure

Consultation and Treatment Planning:

  • A comprehensive evaluation is conducted, including a review of medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic imaging.

  • A treatment plan is customized based on the type, location, and stage of cancer, as well as the patient’s overall health.

  • Simulation techniques, such as CT scans or MRI, are used to precisely map the treatment area.

Treatment Delivery:

  • Radiation therapy is typically administered on an outpatient basis.

  • The patient lies on a treatment table, and radiation therapists position them in the correct alignment using immobilization devices.

  • The radiation machine delivers the prescribed radiation dose to the targeted area.

  • Treatment sessions are typically short, lasting a few minutes, and are repeated daily or several times a week for several weeks, depending on the treatment plan.

Monitoring and Follow-up:

  • Throughout the treatment course, the patient’s response and side effects are closely monitored.

  • Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to assess the treatment’s effectiveness and address any concerns.

 


Road To Recovery

The road to recovery from radiation therapy varies for each individual and depends on several factors, such as the type of cancer, treatment area, and overall health. Some common aspects include:

  • Regular follow-up visits to monitor progress and manage any potential side effects.

  • Adopting healthy lifestyle habits, such as a balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate rest.

  • Emotional support from healthcare professionals, support groups, or counseling services.

  • Rehabilitation programs to address any physical or functional changes resulting from treatment.

 


Risk Management

Radiation therapy is carefully planned and delivered to minimize the impact on healthy tissues and organs surrounding the treatment area. However, some potential risks and side effects may include fatigue, skin reactions, hair loss (in the treated area), and temporary or long-term changes in organ function. The radiation oncology team works diligently to balance the benefits of treatment with potential risks, and patients are closely monitored throughout the process.

 


Benefits of Radiation Therapy
  • Effective tumor control: Radiation therapy can destroy cancer cells or halt their growth, leading to tumor shrinkage and potentially curing cancer.

  • Organ preservation: In some cases, radiation therapy allows for the preservation of organs or structures critical for bodily functions, such as the voice box or bladder.

  • Palliative care: Radiation therapy can provide relief from cancer-related symptoms, such as pain, by shrinking tumors or reducing their impact on surrounding tissues.

  • Combination treatment: Radiation therapy can be used in combination with other treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy, to enhance outcomes and improve survival rates.

 



 


Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Is radiation therapy painful?

    The actual radiation treatment is painless. However, some individuals may experience mild discomfort during the procedure, such as from having to remain still or from the positioning devices used.

     

  2. Will radiation therapy make me radioactive?

    External beam radiation therapy does not make you radioactive. The radiation is delivered externally, and there is no residual radioactivity in your body after treatment.

     

  3. How long does each radiation therapy session last?

    The duration of each session varies depending on the treatment plan. It can range from a few minutes to around 30 minutes, with the majority of the time dedicated to patient setup and positioning.

     

  4. Are there any long-term side effects of radiation therapy?

    While the majority of side effects are temporary and resolve after treatment, some individuals may experience long-term effects specific to the treated area. These potential long-term effects will be discussed with the patient before treatment begins.

     

  5. Can I continue working during radiation therapy?

    Many individuals are able to continue working during radiation therapy, as the sessions are typically short and do not cause significant disruption. However, some individuals may need to take time off or make adjustments based on their specific circumstances.

Treatment Plans

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  • Medical & Surgical $82
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  • Trauma & intensive care $59
  • Aged Care $29
  • Community Services $25
  • Diagnosis & Investigation $48
  • Medical & Surgical $82
  • Mental Health $74
  • Rehabitation $24
  • Specialised Support Service $19

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Treatians understand that seeking medical treatment abroad can be a daunting experience for patients and their families. That’s why the company offers end-to-end support to its clients, from the initial consultation to post-treatment care. The company provides personalized treatment plans that are tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient, and its team of dedicated professionals is always on hand to provide guidance and support throughout the entire process. Contact us at +91-9560960088, drop your email support@treatians.com

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