Essays Tagged: "Radiation therapy"

Nuclear Legacy

icial or devastating. It alldepends on how we use them. In the field of medicine, some benefit from radiationinclude, radiation therapy for cancer patients. Not all uses of radiation prove to bebenefi ... he atom for destructive purposes, introducing anage of nuclear warfare. It doesn't matter if we use radiation for good or bad purposes,they all contribute to the growing rate of 'unwanted nuclear wast ...

(4 pages) 67 1 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences

Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) what is cancer? what is colon cancer... symptoms, treatments, preventions

er. After surgery, chemotherapy may be used to destroy any other cancerous cells still in the body. Radiation therapy may also be used to shrink the tumor before surgery, or after surgery to destroy a ... body also. Some side effects are: nausea, vomiting, hair loss, mouth sores, diarrhea, and fatigue. Radiation therapy causes similar side effects to chemotherapy in addition to skin changes, and loss ...

(2 pages) 117 0 2.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Lung Cancer

in and remains there as long as it is needed. Some anticancer drugs are given in the form of a pill.Radiation Therapy, also called radiotherapy, involves the use of high-energy rays to kill cancer cel ... ls. Radiation therapy is directed to a limited area and affects the cancer cells only in that area. Radiation therapy may be used before surgery to shrink a tumor, or after surgery to destroy any canc ...

(4 pages) 79 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Chemotherapy: Improving Treatment Techniques

howing their progression.Cancer is characterized by uncontrolled and abnormal cell growth. Surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, which use anti-cancer drugs, are generally included in cancer t ...

(3 pages) 38 2 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Possible Cancer Treatments.

1. Radiations (it treats many types of cancer)Radiation therapy--also called radiotherapy--is a highly ... that may linger after surgery. This reduces the risk of recurrence. Despite what many people fear, radiation therapy is relatively easy to tolerate, and the side effects are restricted to the area be ... relatively easy to tolerate, and the side effects are restricted to the area being treated.External radiation.Most likely, you will receive radiation externally. With this technique, a large machine c ...

(7 pages) 119 0 4.5 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

An Overview of Cancer

are responsible for about one third of all cancer in the U.S.Cancer can be treated through surgery, radiation therapy, and drug therapy. The difference between them is, each one is more effective than ... or example the doctors performed surgery to remove a specific affected area of cancer, then they do radiation therapy to kill the tumor cells that were left behind after the surgery. Last step, they d ...

(2 pages) 81 3 3.3 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Waiting Room

nd about how I wanted to live my life.The doctors had decided that my mom needed to undergo intense radiation therapy which consisted of twenty minutes of radiation directed at the cancerous area, fiv ... nd hair loss, we knew the jokes were only to cover the seriousness of the disease.As we entered the radiation department waiting room I shivered. The room was cold and square with chairs lining each w ...

(5 pages) 856 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


at the local parish. She continually played, although not as frequently due to her condition after radiation therapy. These actions taught me the idea of hope and to live to the fullest. She also ten ...

(2 pages) 529 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


h treatment.Surgery is the most common method used to treat lung cancer followed by chemotherapy or radiation. Surgery can be used if the cancer is benign. Surgery removes the cancer inside the patien ... e it only takes a few bad cells to spread and create a tumor.One other treatment for lung cancer is radiation. Doctors can use radiation before surgery to shrink a tumor. After surgery, radiation ther ...

(6 pages) 519 0 3.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Lung cancer 3

bdomen and neck pains. Small cell is the most common type of lung cancer. It is treated either with radiation, chemotherapy or surgery. Surgery is used if the cancer has not spread beyond one lung. Ra ... cars from a lung infection or tuberculoses. Usually depending on the stage of the cancer surgery or radiation will be used. It is uncommon to use Chemotherapy in non-small cell cases. Non-small cell i ...

(6 pages) 20 0 3.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Millennium bug

rsonal safety, for example if an ultrasound wrongly calculated the size of a faetus or administered radiation therapy incorrectly. Also people with heart pace makers could face the possibility of them ...

(3 pages) 609 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics


t in the world at treating clear cell cancer. The prescribed treatment for her would be a course of radiation therapy to shrink her tumor and then a hysterectomy. Her father does not want her to be to ... will explain the infertility later." When told that she would need to give informed consent to the radiation treatment and surgery, her father replies, "but she doesn't understand any of this. Look, ...

(22 pages) 393 0 4.4 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Physics - Radiotherapy: Beneficial or Dangerous?

otherapeutic drugs or with hormones in the treatment of cancer. This specialty is now termed, ‘radiation oncology’.The way in that radiotherapy functions is that, during radiation therapy, x ... area being treated, damaging the cells and makes it impossible for these cells to divide. Although radiation damages both cancer cells and normal cells, the normal cells are usually able to repair th ...

(5 pages) 28 0 4.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Breast cancer

ral detection techniques, including mammograms and new treatments arisen in the past decade such as radiation therapy. These treatments along with early-detection campaigns have changed the outlook of ... reatments and other forms of surgery. Standard treatments of breast cancer include chemotherapy and radiation treatments but these treatments causes damage to hair follicles and bone marrow as a price ...

(6 pages) 57 0 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Paradigm Shifts in Cancer Treatment and Research

s is just as important, if not more important, than either of the two fields of study. Almost every radiation device, X-ray machine, or any other type of imaging device was developed by a physicist. W ... "X" stood for an algebraic symbol for an unknown. These X-rays ultimately led to the development of radiation therapy three years later using radium as the X-factor. Eventually these radium based ther ...

(7 pages) 36 1 4.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

How Therapy is Practiced?

exams to try to identify the problem. However, naturopathic treatment does not generally use drugs, radiation therapy, or major surgery.Naturopathic medicine is promoted for the treatment of condition ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Current Business Research Project Paper

rporated designs and produces integrated systems of equipment and software for treating cancer with radiation as well as cost-effective x-ray tubes for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and repl ... ducts.Oncology Systems designs, manufactures, sells and services hardware and software products for radiation treatment of cancer, while X-Ray Products is involved in the design and manufacture of sub ...

(4 pages) 36 0 0.0 Nov/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Analysis of Radiation

� PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT �3� Radiation Oncology Therapy Comparison AlgorithmNameClassInstitutionDateAbstractPurpose/ObjectivesThe ... os XB (AXB). Validation will be used to determine the effectiveness of AXB for computing dosage for radiation therapy, which is used in Eclipse treatment plans (TPS). An evaluation will be made by com ... rithm called AAA, using RTOG 0813 factors. The RTOG 0813 factors are used because stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) requires the use of dosage calculation algorithms that are capable of heter ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry