Radiation oncology is a branch of medicine that uses beams OF ionizing radiation to treat cancer. Radiation therapy is sometimes called radiotherapy, X-ray therapy, XRT or irradiation. Cancer cells grow and divide rapidly. Radiation therapy kills fast-growing cells and keeps them from growing and dividing.

EBRT- (External beam radiation therapy) equipment is used to aim the radiation directly at cancerous tumours.

The goals of Radiation oncology

  • To cure cancer
  • To keep the cancer from spreading
  • To slow the cancer's growth
  • To relieve symptoms that may be caused by the canceR.
  • To ease pain due to cancer

The amount and intensity of radiation delivered to surrounding normal cells is minimized since treatment is directed to the desired area with much precision. Since surrounding cells always receive some radiation, side effects are possible and their level of severity depends on the area being treated and the intensity (dose) of the radiation treatment.

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External beam radiation therapy comes from a machine that aims radiation at your cancer. The machine is large and may be noisy. It does not touch you, but can move around you, sending radiation to a part of your body from many directions. External beam radiation therapy is a local treatment, which means it treats a specific part of your body. For example, if you have cancer in your lung, you will have radiation only to your chest, not to your whole body.

Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation therapy in which seeds, ribbons, or capsules that contain a radiation source are placed in your body, in or near the tumor. Brachytherapy is a local treatment and treats only a specific part of your body. It is often used to treat cancers of the head and neck, breast, cervix, prostate and eye.

CYBER Knife – VSI surgery is a clinically proven method to treat select intracranial locations – in the brain, brain stem or the trigeminal nerve. Prostate cancer / Lung / Liver and Breast cancers. Despite its name, is not a blade that cuts, but highly sophisticated non-invasive technology that uses radiation to damage targeted tissue in a very precise manner. When it comes to sparing healthy brain and body tissue, no other radiosurgery technique can match to Cyberknife. Preserving tissue helps maintain normal function that can impact quality of life.