Radiation Oncology is one of the vital cancer treatment modalities. It uses high-energy radiation or ionizing radiation beams to destroy, damage, or shrink tumor cells. Radiation Oncology is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment modality as it reduces damage to the surrounding tissues due to highly precise radiation delivery.
A wide range of cancers can be treated with radiation therapy. It may be used alone or in combination with chemotherapy and/or surgery as a curative therapy or to mitigate cancer symptoms to relieve pain or alleviate other symptoms. It is also helpful in treating some non-cancerous (benign) tumors.
Radiation therapy significantly reduces the risk of cancer recurrence. There are generally two types of radiation therapy - External Beam Radiation Therapy and Brachytherapy.