Radiation Therapy
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Radiotherapy uses high-powered rays to damage the DNA of the cancer cells, and its indication/treatment schedule is based on the type and size of the tumour, its location and the performance status (PS)/age of the patient. Fractionated external beam radiation is the most common type of treatment, and the dilution of the total dose over few weeks reduce the damaging of healthy tissue in the area of the tumour.

Other approaches include: stereotactic radiosurgery, brachytherapy, stereotactic fractionated RT which is considered especially in older patients.

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