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Radiation Oncology

Radiation Therapy Overview 
Everyone knows about cancer, but the ways it is treated can be hard to grasp. If you or a loved one have any type of cancer; it may be helpful to learn about one type of treatment called radiation therapy.
Radiation therapy treats cancer with high-energy radiation. This therapy kills cancer cells, shrinks tumors or stops their growth.
Radiation is one type of cancer treatment. About two thirds of all cancer is treated with radiation therapy, though radiation is rarely the sole treatment used.
This topic is here to help you understand the steps of the radiation therapy process. Below is a  list of important topics to help you and your loved ones learn more:

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    Last Updated: May 13, 2016