Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. X-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles are types of radiation used for cancer treatment by killing cancer cells by damaging their DNA (the molecules inside cells that carry genetic information and pass it from one generation to the next). Radiation therapy can either damage DNA directly or create charged particles (free radicals) within the cells that can in turn damage the DNA.
Radiation used for cancer radiation therapy is called ionizing radiation. Cancer radiation therapy as can be given in a number of ways. The different types of radiation methods used in Cancer radiation therapy are External beam radiation, Brachytherapy or internal radiation and Radiopharmaceuticals. During cancer radiation therapy, several side effects are recognized.
Related Journals of Cancer Radiation Therapy
Oncology & Cancer Case Reports, Cancer Surgery, Advances in Cancer Prevention, Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy, Radiation Research, Seminars in Radiation Oncology, Open Cancer Journal, Recent Results in Cancer Research, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, Academic Journal of Cancer Research.