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Radiation therapy for malignant tumors
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18379034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Radiation therapy uses ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors, with consideration to minimize harmful damages to health tissues. About 30% of all people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy, either alone or in combination with chemotherapy. Radiation therapy may be internal or external. In brachytheraphy as the internal radiation therapy the radioisotope is implanted into or near the tumor by tubes as the container. And it is often used for patients with the tongue cancer. External radiation, the type most often used, comes from a machine outside the body. It is usually used for shrinking tumors with bony invasions such as gingival cancer and improving the pain in patients with bony metastasis. For the primary bone tumor the radiation therapy is not always used because the radiosensitivity of the almost primary bone tumor is low.
Shumei Murakami; Koji Konishi
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical calcium     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0917-5857     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Calcium     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-01     Completed Date:  2008-06-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433326     Medline TA:  Clin Calcium     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  519-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Neoplasms / radiotherapy,  secondary
Combined Modality Therapy
Gingival Neoplasms / radiotherapy
Lymphatic Irradiation
Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
Palliative Care
Radiotherapy / methods*
Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted
Radiotherapy, Conformal
Radiotherapy, High-Energy
Tongue Neoplasms / radiotherapy

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