The Best News About Radiation Therapy: Everything You Need to Know About Your Treatment

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M. Evans, Oct 1, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
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From the first meeting with a radiation oncologist, through explanations of the various types of radiation therapy, to a description of the equipment used, The Best News about Radiation Therapy is a complete resource for patients faced with radiation therapy. Dr. Carol Kornmehl guides patients through the intimidating process of radiation therapy, explaining each step and the results they can expect from their treatment.
 

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Often used in conjunction with surgery or chemotherapy, radiation treatments, a.k.a. radiotherapy, can be a frightening experience for many cancer patients, but Kornmehl (medical director of ... Read full review

Contents

Why do you need Radiation Therapy?
1
What is Radiation Therapy?
7
Your First Meeting with the Radiation Oncologist
21
Radiation Therapy and your Life
27
Simulation The First Step in your Treatment Plan
43
Simulation According to Body Site
53
What to Expect During and after Radiation Therapy
79
Special Forms of Radiation Therapy
113
Life after Radiation Therapy
133
Frequently Asked Questions
137
Afterword
147
Resources
149
Glossary
155
Index
173
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