Information about cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, proton therapy, complementary medicine, and cutting edge technologies.
OncoLink is pleased to offer a comprehensive listing of the most commonly used chemotherapy agents. This reference guide includes information on how each drug is given, how they work, and common side effects patients may experience.
Ways for cancer patients and caregivers to cope with cancer, side effects, nutrition, general cancer support issues, grief/end of life issues, and shared survivor's experiences.
Conceptually, plan optimization proceeds as follows. For each treatment field, a beams-eye-view of the target is used to divide the beam into beamlets. For an 80-leaf MLC with leaves that project to 1 cm at isocenter, the beamlets are 1 cm x 1 cm. In the figure, 1 field is divided into 37 beamlets. Note that beamlets that do not intersect the target are discarded.
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