Types of Radiation Therapy

Articles about the various types of radiation therapy, including IMRT, stereotactic radiosurgery, brachytherapy, and photodynamic therapy.


Introduction to Stereotactic Radiation (Radiosurgery / SRS)

Stereotactic radiation, often referred to as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), is a form of radiation therapy that very precisely delivers a high dose of radiation to a tumor.

Brachytherapy: The Basics

Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy that is given inside the body. Radioactive material is put into the body, as close as possible to the cancer, allowing those cells to receive the most radiation, while exposing healthy cells to less radiation.

Brachytherapy for Gynecologic Cancers

Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation that can be used for cervical or endometrial (uterine) cancer treatment and is typically done using a “tandem and ovoid” applicator or a “tandem and ring” applicator.

Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation most often used for prostate cancer that is confined to the prostate gland or the area immediately around it. It may be used in combination with traditional (external beam) radiation.

Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy

Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy (TSEB) is a radiation treatment that treats the patient’s entire skin surface. It is used to treat Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma and/or Mycosis Fungoides, a type of lymphoma that affects the skin.

Blogs

Complementary Therapies to Reduce Side Effects of Radiation
by The 4Wholeness Team
February 21, 2017

The Role of Exercise in Breast Cancer Recovery
by The 4Wholeness Team
May 28, 2015

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