The bell-ringing ceremony at the end of cancer treatment can have very unintended effects on patients, even those who can look forward to a cancer-free life.
Severe acute oral mucositis in patients undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancer may be associated with an increased risk of developing trismus.
APBI noninferior to WBI for preventing recurrence but linked to increased late toxicity, adverse cosmesis.
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This study compared the technique, process, and outcomes of external beam radiation therapy with those of 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, finding that benefits of the APBI technique included fewer side effects and reduced treatment periods.
This review seeks to shed light on a relatively common but poorly understood adverse effect of radiotherapy for primary and metastatic brain or head and neck tumors.
Thirty-seven percent of patients experience radiation adverse effects they wished they had known more about RT.
Researchers sought to evaluate the oncologic outcomes, identify prognostic factors, and assess the clinical impact of postoperative radiation therapy for patients with head and neck mucosal melanoma.
[Cancer Management and Research] In this review, the authors explore barriers to greater use of radiotherapy related to wrong perceptions and lack of knowledge in both physicians and patients that may be contributing to a lack of referrals to radiation oncology.
[OncoTargets and Therapy] This review of proton therapy discusses its physical basis, rationale for its use in patients with lymphoma, and the potential disadvantages and uncertainties that may limit its use; and offers a critical review of the dosimetric studies comparing the risk of latent radiation injuries between proton and photon radiotherapy.
Despite widespread use of other forms of radiation therapy, consensus statements from SGO and ABS support the use of brachytherapy in the treatment of primary and recurrent cervical cancer.