Lecture on Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses ionizing radiation to treat cancer i.e. to destroy cancerous cells. There are two techniques in radiation therapy that are used to treat cancer using ionizing radiation: Radiotherapy and Brachy therapy. Every treatment using radiotherapy has to be rigorously planned. The planning process consists of three phases: Planning; Simulation and Treatment. Radiation therapy isn’t painful, but some of the side effects it causes can be.