Radiation Therapy

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Radiation therapy (RT) is used to treat a wide range of cancers by delivering highly targeted radiation to cancerous cells, destroying their ability to grow and divide while leaving healthy cells intact. Generally, RT is delivered through beams emitted from a machine outside the body or through brachytherapy, which involves placing the radiation source directly inside or near the site of the cancerous cells. Cancer patients may be treated with radiation therapy in combination with other methods such as chemotherapy, surgery, or hormone therapy, to maximize the benefit to the patient.

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