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Radiation therapy has been a proven treatment technique for cancer for many years. The radiation is designed to attack cancer cells as they are dividing. Unfortunately, they can also damage normal cells as well, causing side effects. Doctors must strike a balance between killing the cancer cells while sparing as many normal cells as possible. Radiation therapy is a local treatment for cancer as only the cancerous cells and the surrounding cells are affected. It is not as effective against cancer that has spread in the body, since it is designed to be a very focused and specific therapy. To learn more about radiation therapy in Orlando, or to schedule an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.

Benefits of Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is best for curing or shrinking cancer in its early stages and stopping cancer from recurring. If the goal is to cure or shrink the cancer, it may be used as a preoperative or postoperative treatment, depending on the cancer. Radiation therapy can also be used to treat symptoms of advanced cancer, reducing pain, improving the ability to swallow or breathe, or manage bowel problems associated with more advanced stages of cancer.

Different forms of radiation are used, depending on the type of cancer. Options include ionization radiation, radio waves, microwaves and light waves.

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To learn more about radiation therapy in Orlando, or to schedule an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.

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