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Is radiation therapy an option for you?

IS RADIATION THERAPY AN OPTION FOR YOU?

Radiation therapy  (also called radiotherapy) can be used to cost-effectively treat most cancers, almost anywhere in the body. It is an effective treatment which contributes to about 40% of cancer cures, and is also very effective for palliative cancer treatment. Given the multiple treatment options available today, people diagnosed with cancer should explore all available options and discuss their suitability for these with their doctor. Each treatment has pros and cons, so it is important to consider how these will affect you and your loved ones. Ask your doctor whether radiation therapy might be a possible option for you and whether it could be helpful to talk to a radiation oncologist.