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I want to know how radiation therapy in cancer performed and is there any side effects for it ?

What does radiotherapy mean and how is it done as my dear one is suffering from cancer so she is going under this treatment ?I want to know how is it performed and is there any side effects ?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Sep 2009
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radiation is a good therapy, but its more injurious to body. it kills cancer cells. for breast cancer they use radiation therapy. i want to know for all cancers radiation therapy can be used. i heard its hazaradous to pregnant lady and childerns.
Answered: Fri, 9 Oct 2009
General & Family Physician Dr. Khaleel Ahmed.Manik's  Response
The exact mechanism of cell death due to radiation is still an area of active investigation. A large body of evidence supports double-stranded breaks of nuclear DNA as the most important cellular effect of radiation. This breakage leads to irreversible loss of the reproductive integrity of the cell and eventual cell death.

Radiation damage can be directly ionizing; however, in clinical therapy, damage is most commonly indirectly ionizing via free-radical intermediaries formed from the radiolysis of cellular water.

Radiation can also affect the processes of the cell cycle necessary for cell growth, cell senescence, and apoptosis (programmed cell death). Many of these processes are only now beginning to be elucidated and manipulated in order to make radiation therapy more effective.

Answered: Sat, 14 May 2011
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radiation is a good therapy, but its more injurious to body. it kills cancer cells. for breast cancer they use radiation therapy. i want to know for all cancers radiation therapy can be used. i heard its hazaradous to pregnant lady and childerns.
Answered: Tue, 27 Oct 2009
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it is a type of treatment where the cancer cells will be destroyed by using radiation.
Answered: Tue, 13 Oct 2009
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Radiotherapy is given for cancer patients, my grandma had breast cancer doctor gave her radiotherapy and even chemotherapy. its a painful procedure she use have more tiredness and weakness even vomiting after radiotherapy.

Answered: Sun, 13 Sep 2009
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it is a type of treatment where the cancer cells will be destroyed by using radiation.
Answered: Thu, 29 Oct 2009
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do radiation therapy make you sterile?

Answered: Sun, 25 Apr 2010
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i know radition is best but this treatment to work out just one year then patient has been sivear affected the desses finally the patient has died
Answered: Tue, 15 Jun 2010
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