Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that delivers high-energy X-rays or another type of radiation directly to the tumor (or tumors) through a beam. Radiation can be used to treat all types of cancer. There are different types of radiation therapy, and they are given by a doctor who specializes in giving cancer treatments (rad oncologist). Radiation may be given as the first treatment during surgery to remove a tumor.

This form of cancer treatment uses very focused, targeted beams of radiation rather than large radiation fields used in conventional radiation. Radiation can kill cancer cells or stop their growth. Radiation uses x-rays or other types of radiation to kill the tumor cells and shrink them. It can be done by placing machines next to your body or using a radioactive substance that goes into your body through an IV line.

As a patient, you might have questions about what to expect from your radiation therapy treatment plan. Below are some commonly asked questions and answers about radiation therapy. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with your treatment decision and have answered the most commonly asked questions about radiation therapy.

Top Radiation Therapy Questions and Answers (H2) 

Will I be radioactive during or after treatment?

External beam radiation therapy is thought to be the most common because, unlike internal radiation treatments, you don’t have to worry about direct contact with family members or other people you encounter. This is called the teletherapy approach and it’s true to its name. Once you are finished in the treatment room, there is no more radiation being delivered and you are not radioactive.

How many experiences Do Radiation Oncologists have? 

Radiation Oncologists are doctors who have completed four years of medical school and who have specialized in a minimum of one to three years of residency training in the skills needed for diagnosis and treatment, two years of which were spent in a hospital. And RGCIRC has a team of top oncologists in India who provides quality treatment service. 

Is there any Effect on My Immune System of Radiation Therapy? 

Radiotherapy can affect the normal functioning of your immune system. Any exposure to radiation can damage blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets) that help fight infection and supply oxygen around your body. This process is called myelosuppression.

During Treatment is it advisable to take Supplements or vitamins? 

A supplement containing antioxidants, like vitamin E and selenium, might reduce the amount of oxygen in tissue and organs. This could decrease the effectiveness of radiation therapy. 

Thanks for considering our radiation therapy blog. At RGCIRC, we understand that you need to feel confident that you are taking the right steps to ensure your body will respond positively to treatment. That is why we have a team of experts who can answer any questions at all times during radiation therapy. We want you to feel fully informed about the process of radiation therapy so that you can ask whatever questions that come into mind and feel good with every treatment. Contact us today and consult our experts.

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