Radiation Therapy in Abdominal Cancer

What is Radiation Therapy in Abdominal Cancer?

Radiation therapy in abdominal cancer is the process of destroying cancer cells in the abdomen (the area between the lower chest and the groin) or stomach, through high-beam rad...

How does it help?

Radiation therapy very effectively kills the cancerous cells in the abdomen. Since the procedure is minimally invasive, it does not require a hospital stay or lengthy medical pr...

How is it done?

What are the benefits and risks of this procedure?

The procedure effectively kills the cancerous cells inside the abdomen, but as any other radiation therapy, it also has some limitations, which a person must be aware of.

The advantages of this treatment are:

  • The procedure is minimally invasive.
  • Radiation therapy is also used for pain management or to prevent the spreading of the tumour cells.
  • It is also an effective treatment to relieve the patient from an...

The risks associated with the procedure are:

  • Redness, blistering, or peeling of the skin portion exposed to radiation.
  • Chances of diarrhoea, cramps in the abdomen, nausea and vomiting.
  • Fatigue.

If the treatment does not show desired results, the patient may need a subsequent session.

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