Radiation therapy for thoracic region

What is radiation therapy for the thoracic region?

Radiation therapy is required in the thoracic region at the time of spine tumours or cancer. This form of treatment prevents the cancer cells from spreading further. Other benef...

How does it help?

The therapy easily kills the cancerous cells. It also helps to target the cancerous cells that have reached the pelvic spine. The procedure can be combined with chemotherapy or ...

How is it done?

What are the benefits and risks of this procedure?

Radiation therapy has revolutionised the world of medical procedures, but it has a few risks associated with it.

The advantages of this treatment are:

  • Minimally invasive procedure.
  • Destroys any microscopic cells.
  • Quick and painless procedure.
  • Reduces risks of recurrence

There are some common symptoms associated with radiation therapy of thoracic spine such as skin irritation, sore throat, swallowing problems, nausea, vomiting, and weakness. These symptoms will affect the patient’s appetite and hunger. The patient is suggested to consult the doctor to take prop...

The patient may also experience bowel irritation or obstruction, depending upon the exact area of treatment. If it is the pelvic spine, then this is expected to happen. Patients will feel increased pain in the bones, post radiation therapy.

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